Genomic and Molecular Biology Resources
- PubMed The go-to place for publications in biomedical research. Also links to NCBI for genetic information on a variety of different model organisms.
- Oligo Analyzer (IDT) I’m usually designed primers in specific locations by hand and this tool is a simple, handy way for picking the best sequence.
- Flybase The go-to resource for all fly genetics! It contains alleles, RNA/protein expression, and stocks.
- The Interactive Fly “A cyberspace guide to Drosophila development
and metazoan evolution”
- Common Drosophila Phenotypic Markers Photos and descriptions of many of the mutations we use in the lab.
- Drosophila Genomics Resource Center (DRGC) Collects and distributes Drosophila vectors and cell lines, as well as various molecular genetic methods.
- Bloomington Stock Center Maintains and distributes cultures of over 38,000 Drosophila strains, stocks, and alleles.
- Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) This group focuses on genomic sequencing of Drosophila, including cDNA expression, P-element mutagenesis, and developing tools for fly researchers.
- Atlas of Drosophila Morphology My lab can’t live without this book next to the microscope. A must have for fly labs.
- Drosophila Genetics Tutorial This is a great handout for new students in the lab. The supporting materials contain a worksheets for practicing genotype/phenotype identification and setting up controlled crosses. I’ve used the materials as a Drosophila “boot camp” during my first summer as a PI.
- NSF National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Great resource for incorporating case studies into the classroom. With an annual membership, you can access notes and answers provided by the case study authors.
- Scitable Resource from Nature Education that comprehensively explains complicated biological topics for an audience with a wide range of expertise.
- KanbanFlow This is the best to-do list type organizer that I’ve ever used. I credit this program (and my husband who showed it to me) for me getting anything done in a timely manner.
- Quartzy This is a great, free lab management tool. I have all of my chemicals, reagents, and fly stocks logged in for easy finding. It’s also a great place for my students to share their results and post messages to our entire lab group.