Monday, July 29, 2013

DRSC announces launch of FlyPrimerBank online resource

The DRSC is pleased to announce the launch of FlyPrimerBank.

FlyPrimerBank is built around a database of three precomputed qPCR primer pairs per Drosophila gene. Online search output includes information about the primer pairs and when available, validation test results from our group or the community at large.

For details please see our paper, just out in the journal G3. You can also check out the documentation page.

Important for RNAi studies, FlyPrimerBank can report overlap between the primers and RNAi reagents in public collections. This helps you avoid choosing primers that could amplify the reagent.

As always, your feedback on the online resource is welcome.

FlyPrimerBank also makes it possible for you to indicate which qPCR primers in FlyPrimerBank have or have not worked for them, or to upload the sequences of good primer pairs not already in the database.

With your help, the utility of the resource will further increase over time.

1 comment:

Stephanie Mohr said...

Here's the reference citation for FlyPrimerBank:

Hu Y, Sopko R, Foos M, Kelley C, Flockhart I, Ammeux N, Wang X, Perkins L, Perrimon N, Mohr SE. FlyPrimerBank: an online database for Drosophila melanogaster gene expression analysis and knockdown evaluation of RNAi reagents. G3 (Bethesda). 2013 Sep 4;3(9):1607-16. PMID: 23893746; PMCID: PMC3755921.