GIF-DB, a WWW database on gene interactions involved in Drosophila melanogaster development.

Bernard Jacq, Florence Horn, Florence Janody, Nicolas Gompel, Olivier Serralbo, Elodie Mohr, Christine Leroy, Bernard Bellon, Laurent Fasano, Patrick Laurenti, Laurence Roder

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GIF-DB (Gene Interactions in the Fly Database) is a new WWW database ( approximately lgpd/GIFTS_home_page. html ) describing gene molecular interactions involved in the process of embryonic pattern formation in the flyDrosophila melanogaster. The detailed information is distributed in specific lines arranged into an EMBL- (or SWISS-PROT-) like format. GIF-DB achieves a high level of integration with other databases such as FlyBase, EMBL and SWISS-PROT through numerous hyperlinks. The original concept of interaction databases examplified by GIF-DB could be extended to other biological subjects and organisms so as to study gene regulatory networks in an evolutionary perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997

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