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Proteome nameDrosophila virilis (strain Tucson 15010-1051.87) - Reference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000008792
StrainTucson 15010-1051.87
Taxonomy7244 - Drosophila virilis
Last modifiedFebruary 18, 2017
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000005245.1 from ENA/EMBL

Research suggests that the fruit fly Drosophila virilis (virilis group) originated in the deciduous forests of China or in arid regions such as Iran or Afghanistan, where it remained isolated from the remaining species of the group until relatively recently. The species now has a worldwide distribution probably due to human movements and activities.

D. virilis is one of 12 fruit fly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study by the Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium. Its genome is 364 Mb in size and contains 14, 680 protein-coding genes (83% of which have homologues in D. melanogaster).


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Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 681
Unassembled WGS sequence18224


  1. "Comparative genomics of Drosophila mtDNA: Novel features of conservation and change across functional domains and lineages."
    Montooth K.L., Abt D.N., Hofmann J.W., Rand D.M.
    J. Mol. Evol. 2009:94-114(2009) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny."
    Nature 2007:203-218(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]