NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 975
Z.-L. Hu, E.R. Fritz and J.M. Reecy
Department of Animal Science, Center for Integrated Animal Genomics, Iowa State University, 2255 Kildee Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-3150, USA

Database Description

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. On-going efforts are under way to apply the tool to other animal species, such as rat and mouse, and add more structural genome information for map alignments, in an attempt to aid comparative structural genomics studies.


1. Zhi-liang Hu, Svetlana Dracheva, Wonhee Jang, Donna Maglott, John Bastiaansen, Max F. Rothschild and James M. Reecy (2005). A QTL resource and comparison tool for pigs: PigQTLDB. Mammalian Genome 16(10): 792-800.
2. Zhi-liang Hu, Eric Ryan Fritz and James M. Reecy (2007). AnimalQTLdb: A Livestock QTL Database Tool Set for Positional QTL Information Mining and Beyond. Nucleic Acids Res. 35: in press
3. Zhi-Liang Hu and James M. Reecy. (2006). Animal QTLdb: Beyond a Repository - A Public Platform for QTL Comparisons and Integration with Diverse Types of Structural Genomic Information. Mammalian Genome: in press.

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