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StatusReference proteome
Gene counti - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDiUP000000304
Taxonomy7240 - Drosophila simulans
Last modifiedFebruary 27, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000259055.1 from ENA/EMBL

The fruit fly Drosophila simulans is a member of the melanogaster group of the subgenus Sophophora and a close relative of D. melanogaster. D. simulans is an important model organism for research into speciation and natural selection due to its close relationship with the two island endemic species D. mauritiana and D. sechellia. The total genome size of D. simulans is estimated to be 163 Mb and the total number of protein-coding sequences is 15, 983 (80% of which have homologues in D. melanogaster). It was one of 12 fruit fly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study by the Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium. This project found that although there were many similarities between the 12 genomes there were also some differences (changes in protein-coding genes, non-coding RNA genes, and cis-regulatory regions) which may relate to ecological and behavioural differences between the species.


Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 2L2636
Chromosome 2R2872
Chromosome 3L2884
Chromosome 3R3624
Chromosome 467
Chromosome X1844
Unassembled WGS sequence1562


  1. "Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny."
    Nature 2007:203-218(2007) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. Ballard J.W.O.
    Submitted (NOV-1999) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases
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