Deficiencies Available from BDSC
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The links below provide access to lists of mapped deletions available from the BDSC. Most are simple Deficiencies (Df), but a few more complicated aberrations are included. The comprehensive lists provide:

  • Df Symbol (or other aberration symbol) linked to a FlyBase report. All available stocks for the Df/Ab are listed in the FlyBase report. Deficiencies with 'Exel' in the symbol were donated under legal restrictions and require a license for commercial use.
  • Count of stocks that carry the Df/Ab.
  • A BDSC Stock Number linked to a BDSC stock report. This is either the only BDSC stock available, or the simplest one.
  • Observed Breakpoints of each aberrant segment in release 6 genomic coordinates or polytene chromosome bands, depending on how each breakpoint was characterized. The type of aberration is indicated for each segment.
  • The Basis of breakpoint characterization. Basis codes are defined in the Basis Key.
  • Estimated locations of Df/Ab breakpoints in genomic coordinates (release 6) or polytene chromosome bands, depending on how each breakpoint was characterized. If the genomic position of a breakpoint is known, an estimate of its polytene band position is shown. If the polytene band position of a breakpoint is known, an estimate of its genomic position is shown.
  • See BDSC Map Data Conventions for a more detailed explanation of map data and estimates in these lists.

Please cite those who generated and analyzed these materials when publishing your own work with these and other BDSC stocks.

Set Chromosome Primary Refs & Notes
BDSC Deficiency Kit All 1 2L 2R 3L 3R 4  
Cook et al. 2012. Mixed backgrounds.
All Deficiencies All 1 2L 2R 3L 3R 4 Y
Cook et al. 2012, see FlyBase for references for individual dfs. Mixed backgrounds.
All Sequence-Mapped Dfs All 1 2L 2R 3L 3R 4  
Cook et al. 2012, see FlyBase for references for individual dfs. Mixed backgrounds.
BSC & Exel Deficiencies All 1 2L 2R 3L 3R    
DrosDel Deficiencies All 1 2L 2R 3L 3R 4  
Zinn Embryo Phenotype Sets All              
Wright et al. 2010. Mixed backgrounds.
  • Need a different deficiency? Use the DrosDel FRT Deletion Hunter tool to identify insertions that can be used to make additional deficiencies.
  • Download posters showing molecularly defined deletions. In some cases the deletion is no longer available in stock.