Does anyone know of reliable tool, script, or db for batch querying gene descriptions for the fruit fly?
See this paper:
this site as well:
Yes I am using flybase. But unless I am blind (possible) I don't see any tools for getting the gene descriptions. Plenty of ID conversion tools, no descriptions.
What about this post:
How to download Gene annotations.gtf file for Drosophila melanogaster
or this genome project:
The GTF file doesn't have descriptions in it unfortunately. I tried that at first too. No description tables in fruitfly.org either. Thanks anyway!
You may automate by downloading the result of flybase, since the format is http://flybase.org/reports/<fbgn>.html
and then parse it with something like XSLT
How about this,
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