The Animal QTLdb Release
Aug 27, 2020


Release 42

(Aug 27, 2020): A sum of 18,247 new QTL/associations have been curated into the database. (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones: Catfish: 0; Cattle: 17,583; Chicken: 262; Horse: 5; Pig: 291; Sheep: 106; Rainbow trout: 0 -- Net increase: 18,247). The current total number of QTL in the database: 209,669 [Breakdown by species -- Cattle: 159,844; Chicken: 12,508; Horse: 2,451; Pig: 30,871; Sheep: 3,411; Rainbow trout: 584]
( This is a joint release with the 10th CorrDB release)

Database developments: (1) A newly developed batch SNP query tool is added to the Animal QTLdb web tools family (linked from "1. Search and Analysis tools" on a species main page). With this tool, up to 2,000 SNP IDs (dbSNP 'rs' numbers) can be posted for query. The returned results are aggregated surrounding each SNP, i.e. information are "SNP centric". The information include QTL/association genome locations, linked traits and trait ontology terms, related genes, publication references, etc on each SNP. Each of these information are further dynamicly linked to related data tools in the QTLdb. Comments are welcome to add more features and improvements for better utility. (The SNP query link is also added to "trait search", "gene search", "location search", and "general search" tools.) (2) Progress continued improving the Animal QTLdb in terms of supporting data mapping to multiple genomes. The latest outcomes included additions of several genome builds for JBrowse views of QTL/ association data. The support of multiple genomes in Animal QTLdb is based on QTL/association mapping data lifts between genomes with the aid of SNP location coordinates information on each build. (3) The Animal QTLdb FAQ is updated with new items to address common user questions as how QTL/association data can be downloaded with specific scope targeted at certain traits or trait classes.

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