Genomics, Bioinformatics, GEP, Genomics Education Partnership, F Element Project


Bioinformatics | Genetics and Genomics | Genomics


Dr. Martin Burg


The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), headquartered at the University of Alabama, is a collection of over 100 universities that provide training and resources in order to provide students experiential learning in bioinformatics and genomics. The GEP hosts numerous research projects, including the F element project. The F element project has the main focus of annotating the F element genes of the fruit fly species D. ananassae, D. bipectinata, D. kikkawai, and D. takahashii. The Muller F element is the smallest chromosome in Drosophila species. However, the four species listed above have a notably larger F element than other Drosophila species. Therefore, the F element project seeks to explore the expansion of the F element in these species in order to determine the evolutionary impacts of the changes in exon, intron, and chromosome size. This report contains an annotation of contig26 of the Muller D element of D. ananassae, which serves as a reference region for the F element project.