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Unique identifier OMICS_03119
Name ButterflyBase
Restrictions to use None
Database management system PostgreSQL
Community driven Yes
User data submission Allowed
Maintained No

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A Lepidopteran Specific Gene Family Encoding Valine Rich Midgut Proteins

PLoS One
PMCID: 3843731
PMID: 24312395
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082015

[…] of MsVmp1 (amino acid positions 70-146) was used for “blastn”, “blastp” and “tblastn” searches of different protein and nucleotide databases (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast, www.butterflybase.org, http://butterflybase.ice. mpg.de). Alignment of amino acids sequences was performed with ClustalW (EMBL-EBI), and the maximum-likelihood tree was constructed with the Mega 5.0 software package. […]


A genetic polymorphism evolving in parallel in two cell compartments and in two clades

BMC Evol Biol
PMCID: 3556304
PMID: 23311980
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-9

[…] quences; previously written filter programs [] were used to organize DnaSP analysis of linkage disequilibrium. Sequences of Bombyx mori′s PEPCK were retrieved from expressed sequence tag libraries in ButterflyBase [] and from assembled genomic DNA in SilkDB 2.0 [], using search tools of each site. Drosophila sequences were drawn from FlyBase [], and vertebrate and prokaryotic sequences from GenBan […]


Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Induced Hyperactivity Is a Conserved Strategy of a Subset of BaculoViruses to Manipulate Lepidopteran Host Behavior

PLoS One
PMCID: 3471939
PMID: 23077534
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046933
call_split See protocol

[…] GenBank and Butterflybase/InsectaCentral were explored to obtain ptp nucleotide sequences (). A homologous ptp sequence from a S. exigua EST bank was provided by Salva Herrero, Universitat de València, Spain . B […]


Transcriptome analysis reveals novel patterning and pigmentation genes underlying Heliconius butterfly wing pattern variation

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 3443447
PMID: 22747837
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-288

[…] no hits satisfying our thresholds, we improved gene identification using longer versions of the genes containing these transcripts found using blastn to other Lepidopteran transcriptomes available in ButterflyBase [] or using the H. melpomene genome []. All of these methods required ultimately blasting to another organism with a gene ID with E-value <1E-5.To examine gene function and potential enr […]


Signatures of selection in loci governing major colour patterns in Heliconius butterflies and related species

BMC Evol Biol
PMCID: 3001726
PMID: 21114846
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-368
call_split See protocol

[…] epidoptera nucleotide and EST databases using tBLASTn to acquire Bicyclus, Papilio, Bombyx, Spodoptera and any related Lepidoptera nucleotide sequences. We searched consensus EST contigs available on Butterflybase http://butterflybase.ice.mpg.de/ and 454 transcriptome sequences using local BLAST, which were available for the following species/races: Heliconius melpomene cythera (short read archive […]


Population level transcriptome sequencing of nonmodel organisms Erynnis propertius and Papilio zelicaon

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 2887415
PMID: 20478048
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-310

[…] We also compared unigene sets to protein databases for Drosophila melanogaster (FlyBase, r5.22 []), containing 21,783 sequences and Heliconius erato (ButterflyBase, retrieved April, 2009 []), containing 8,790 sequences. Drosophila melanogaster proteins represent a well annotated insect transcriptome, and the H. erato database represents protein pre […]


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ButterflyBase institution(s)
Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, UK; Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany; Department of Genetics, North Caroline State University, Raleigh, NC, USA; Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, UK

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