New minor update includes the following:
1. Faster ontology queries – these have resulted in faster overall server response, including the expression/phenotype queries.
2. The new Chado DB version (FB2012_01).
View the recent update at http://www.virtualflybrain.org
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New release 2012/02/09 includes the following:
1. FlyBase release FB2011_10 is included.
2. New database views implemented for compatibility with the latest FlyBase releases resulted in increased query speed.
3. New query result flagging mechanism: The limit of resolution for expression and phenotype data recorded in FlyBase is a single cell. When you query a structure for expression or phenotypes, we return records of expression or phenotypes in cells that overlap the structure. As there is a danger that the gene or transgene products or phenotypes in question may be localised to some part of the cell that does not overlap the queries structure, we flag such records with a warning. If you download the query results as a csv file, this flag can be used to filter or sort them.
All releases: http://www.virtualflybrain.org/site/vfb_site/releases.htm
A new paper presenting the application and browser interface that are behind the VFB website is now in press in Bioinformatics. It details how the VFB queries are run and the advantages of using an ontology-based approach.