The Animal QTLdb Release
Aug 22, 2018


Release 36

(Aug 22, 2018): A sum of 5,349 new QTL have been added to the database. (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones: Catfish: 0; Cattle: 2,811; Chicken: 1,839; Horse: 46; Pig: 498; Sheep: 154; Rainbow trout: 1 -- Net increase: 5,349). The current total number of QTL in the database: 158,499 [Breakdown by species -- Cattle: 116,067; Chicken: 10,817; Horse: 1,395; Pig: 27,963; Sheep: 2,129; Rainbow trout: 128]
( This is a joint release with the 4th CorrDB release)

Database developments: (1) Thanks to Robert Schnabel from the University of Missouri, for his efforts mapping the cattle SNPs to the new genome build ARS_UCD1.2, we were able to start lifting the cattle QTL/association data to the new genome build. A preliminary set of cattle QTL/association data based on the new build is now available for download on Animal QTLdb. Please check it out and let us know if you identify any problems or needs for improvements. (NOTE: Due to the limitations of the number of genomes we can handle within the current Animal QTLdb, we are experimenting with ways to handle the additional genome build without having to remove the older ones. Currently, the cattle QTL/association data for the new build is available for download but not for web tools, such as built-in QTLdb web browsing.) (2) A new feature has been added to the JBrowse tool - dynamic hyperlinks are now available for each alignment to link to Animal QTLdb for details, which provide further links to related information, such as trait ontologies, as well as other types of annotated data.

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