The Animal QTLdb Release
Apr 29, 2016


Release 29

(Apr 29, 2016): A sum of 30,421 new QTL added to the database. The current total number of QTL in the database: 94,457 [Breakdown by species -- Cattle: 71,448; Chicken: 5,462; Horse: 1,139; Pig: 15,108; Sheep: 1,173; Rainbow trout: 127] (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones: Cattle: 29,429; Chicken: 266; Horse: 14; Pig: 629; Sheep: 83; Rainbow trout: 0 -- Net increase: 30,421).
Functions: (1) A new structure is being developed for the QTLdb to allow supplementary data from a publication to be uploaded "as is". These data include original genotypes, phenotypes, near-significant or other association/QTL data from the same experiment, supplementary to the curated data. We are still in the process of developing schemes where the use of these data by the public or third parties can best be managed. (2) The QTLdb was developed to allow two sets of genome maps for cattle. As the genome assemblies of multiple species are being improved, we are working to revamp the structure to allow alternative genome maps to show association/QTL data. Stay tuned for further details to come. (3) We continue to improve processes and tools for post-curation data debugging and data release procedures to ensure good data quality. (4) Now the QTLdb can "retract" data once the paper is retracted by the journal. (5) Five new curators have signed up for a curator account, adding the total number of QTLdb curators to 91.

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