This web service provides gene and genomic information for species of the genus
Daphnia - commonly known as the water flea.
The freshwater crustacean Daphnia is a model system for ecology,
evolution and the environmental sciences. The rapidly growing genomic
data for this organism is stimulating interdisciplinary research to
understand the complex interplay between genome structure, gene
expression, individual fitness, and population-level responses to
chemical contaminants and environmental change.
wFleaBase includes data from all species of the genus, yet the primary
species are D. pulex and D. magna, because of the broad set of genomic
tools that have already been developed for these animals.
A complete sequence for Daphnia pulex is now available at this site.
Please observe this Data release policy.
The data is a first characterization of the crustacean genome, which
was made possible by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Joint Genome Institute (JGI)
in collaboration with the Daphnia Genomics Consortium
(DGC) whose members were funded by the National Science Foundation.