Search tips

* Please be aware that work on these searches is ongoing. There may be bugs!

Simple Stock Search

Use the Simple Stock Search to search for living BDSC stocks using one or more of the following stock attributes:
- stock number (if there is an exact match to a stock number, the search will show this result and no others)
- gene symbol (not gene name - see below for more information on using gene symbols)
- genetic symbol
- text from a genotype
- text from a comment
- donor name

Note that wildcards are automatically added to both ends of a text-based search term and that multiple search terms are automatically connected with a Boolian "AND".

Searches using multiple terms may be slow

We suggest using either the Advanced Stock or Advanced Symbol search for most anything beyond a simple search using a stock number.

Advanced Stock Search

Use the Advanced Stock Search to search for living BDSC stocks using any or all of the following stock attributes:
- text in a genotype
- text in a stock comment (see below for notes on stock versus symbol comments)
- donor name or organization (see below for notes searching donor information)
- affected chromosomes

General instructions
1. Enter a search term into one or more of the genotype, stock comment or donor boxes (one term per box). 

2. To specify affected chromosomes, select from the affected chromosomes dropdown.

3. To add a Boolean 'AND' between genotype search terms, select 'Match all genotypes'. To add a Boolean 'OR' between genotype search terms, select 'Match any'.  (A Boolean 'AND' is automatically used between the remaining types of search terms.)

4. To add wildcards, select from the dropdown next to the search data type.

5.  Click "Find stocks"

6.  In the search results, click anywhere in an individual result to see a detailed report with any available stock comments, associated symbols with genes, symbol comments and map data, donors and associated IDs.

7. To order a stock, click "Add to cart" and complete the checkout process.

Advanced Symbol Search

Use the Advanced Symbol Search to search for allele, insertion and aberration symbols carried in living BDSC stocks using any or all of the following symbol attributes:
- text in a symbol name
- gene symbols (not gene names, see below for more information on using gene symbols)
- symbol comments (see below for information on stock versus symbol comments)
- for insertions only, you can specify the chromosome
In the search results, you can select one or more symbols and find stocks carrying those symbols.

General instructions
1. Enter search terms into one or more of the gene, symbol, or symbol comment boxes (one term per box). NOTE - for genes, you must use a valid FlyBase gene symbol (not gene name). See below for more tips on doing gene searches.

2. To add a Boolean 'AND' between gene search terms, select 'Match all'. To add a Boolean 'OR' between gene search terms, select 'Match any'.  (A Boolean 'AND' is automatically used between the remaining types of search terms.)

3. To add wildcards, select from the dropdown next to the search data type.

4. Click 'Find Symbols'

5. In the search results, click anywhere in an individual result to see a detailed report with associated genes, comments and any mapping data associated with the symbol.

6. To find stocks, select the desired symbol(s) by checking the box on the left side and then click 'Find Stocks'. See steps 6 and 7 above to see stock details and add stocks to your cart.

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