Journal or Book Title
Nucleic Acids Research
The Animal Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) database (AnimalQTLdb) is designed to house all publicly available QTL data on livestock animal species from which researchers can easily locate and compare QTL within species. The database tools are also added to link the QTL data to other types of genomic information, such as radiation hybrid (RH) maps, finger printed contig (FPC) physical maps, linkage maps and comparative maps to the human genome, etc. Currently, this database contains data on 1287 pig, 630 cattle and 657 chicken QTL, which are dynamically linked to respective RH, FPC and human comparative maps. We plan to apply the tool to other animal species, and add more structural genome information for alignment, in an attempt to aid comparative structural genome studies.
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Zhi-Liang Hu, Eric Ryan Fritz and James M. Reecy
Hu, Zhi-Liang; Fritz, Eric Ryan; and Reecy, James M., "AnimalQTLdb: A Livestock QTL Database Tool Set for Positional QTL Information Mining and Beyond" (2007). Animal Science Publications. 134.