Using our Viewer, one can explore the anatomy, as well as view image stacks from datasets integrated by VFB. The Viewer is available from the homepage and from the menu 'Stacks'. Under that tab, the templates available on VFB will be shown. Select one template, and click 'Open the Stack Viewer. A green shortcut button is also available on the header of every page, on the right. The number on the button reflects the number of entities currently displayed in the viewer.
The Viewer page is divided into 3 areas:
Tutorial videos introducing the tools available on the site are available below.
General introduction/overview of the Viewer.
This video shows how to use the Anatomy Tree and Search Box to locate and visualise Drosophila brain domains.
This video shows how to display and use our query menu to search for anatomy (neurons and innervation patterns, images of single neurons, etc) and expression information (gene, transgene or phenotype) for a selected anatomy term. Both cases are covered in this tutorial.
This second video shows how to query for and look at clusters of similar neurons, as classified by NBLAST.
This video shows how to use the Query Builder to search for neurons that innervate two different regions, with the option of specifying the type of terminals (pre/postsynaptic). For example "what neurons connect the medulla and lobula plate".