FLUTE is a Functional Genomics Center funded by NIAID, with the goal of discovering the roles of genes from Mtb with previously unknown functions. In addition FLUTE aims to establish an efficient pathway for identifying gene function that could serve as a paradigm for other bacterial species.
More information about this resource is available at Functional Lists of Unknown TB Entities (FLUTE)
Main Areas of Focus
- To develop a systematic approach to understanding the functions of genes whose roles are unknown and cannot easily be predicted in Mtb, the cause of human tuberculosis.
- To generate experimental data utilizing existing and novel technologies to identify function, including novel regulatory systems, proteomics, metabolomics and whole genome synthetic lethality screening.To generate and distribute data, software, and reagents to the broader scientific community.
Who Can Use This Resource
- Available for public use
How To Get Started
- Visit the FLUTE website to access data and software.
Assurance to Requestors
FLUTE is a Functional Genomics Resource Center funded by NIAID, with the goal of defining functions for unknown ORFs, hypothetical genes, and non-coding RNAs in Mtb.
- Harvard University School of Public Health