Project Overview Diptex is a comparative transcriptomic resource for evolutionary biology in non-drosophilid diptera, and is appendix to the paper Comparative Transcriptomics of Early Dipteran Development from Eva Jiménez-Guri, Luca Cozzuto, Jaime Huerta-Cepas, Karl R Wotton, Hui Kang, Heinz Himmelbauer, Guglielmo Roma, Toni Gabaldon, and Johannes Jaeger (under review).

This database comprises early embryonic transcriptomes of three non-drosophilid dipteran species: the moth midge Clogmia albipunctata, the scuttle fly Megaselia abdita, and the hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus previously published by Lemke S et al (BMC Genomics, 2011). These emerging models for comparative developmental studies close an important phylogenetic gap between Drosophila melanogaster and other insect model systems.


Phylogeny of Diptera
News
> Diptex website is alive (2012-07-23)
Welcome to Diptex! A first release of the database has been published today.