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Subject: What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#1,
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:10:44 -0600

What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#1, 2018)

o Animal QTLdb and CorrDB updates:

  This is a joint release of the QTLdb (Release 34) and CorrDB (Release 2).

  QTLdb: A sum of 9,705 new QTL/associations have been added to the database
  (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones: Catfish: 0; Cattle: 8,388;
  Chicken: 551; Horse: 26; Pig: 466; Sheep: 274; Rainbow trout: 0 -- Net
  increase: 9,705).  The current total number of QTL in the database: 145,842
  [Breakdown: Cattle: 108,040; Chicken: 8,363; Horse: 1,304; Pig: 26,076;
  Sheep: 1,932; Rainbow trout: 127]

  CorrDB: A sum of 842 new correlations (Genetic correlations: 521;
  Phenotypic correlations: 303; Residual correlations: 18) and 113
  heritability data on 64 cattle traits have been added.

  Database developments:

  (1) Pig genome build version 11.1 is now supported by the QTLdb.

  (2) The development of the initial set of curator tools has been completed
      for the Animal Trait Correlation Database (CorrDB). With this release,
      we open CorrDB curation for free registration for anyone who wishes
      to be a curator to enter his/her own or public correlation and
      heritability data.

  (3) As part of the Animal QTLdb/CorrDB co-development efforts, functions
      have been developed to link QTL data with trait correlation data through
      common trait terms where such data exist. For example, within the
      CorrDB, under the Table View of correlation data, a hyperlinked red
      "QTL" label is added when QTL data exist for the trait; likewise,
      within the QTLdb on the trait search results, a hyperlinked tag is
      added on traits where correlation data are found.

  (4) New web portals have been developed for display of "gene-centric view"
      and "trait-centric view" of QTL/association data where underlying gene
      information is available. This tool helps users to relatively quickly
      interrogate and understand genotype-to-phenotype information in a
      synopsis. A quick way to use the tool to view information is to try
      a search by genes or by traits (e.g., try a species "general search,"
      then go to "genes" or "traits"), or go from a "Trait Details" page to
      the “Explore Further” link to "List all QTL/association data where a
      gene may exist." The returned query results are displayed in one of two
      ways ("gene-centric" or "trait-centric" view) at user's choice.

o Data repository:

  (1) A process is underway to replace the "aquaculture" data area with
      separate aquaculture species data areas.  For example, the existing data
      have been moved to the respective "catfish" and "rainbow trout" folders
      but are still available in the current "aquaculture" location during the
      transition period. This process started on September 1, 2017, and is
      to be made final on March 1, 2018. The aquaculture genomics community
      has been informed of this change.

  (2) A new "Frequently Asked Questions" page is being developed to address
      the problems/questions most often encountered by users.

  (3) In the past year we had an unprecedented number of 22 requests from
      authors of journal papers who needed their supplementary data files
      hosted at AnimalGenome.ORG. This is a 3-4 fold increase from
      previous years.

o Misc.

  - The "AnGenMap Frequently Asked Questions" has been updated to address
    several confusing problems mostly seen by new users.

  - Pig Genome Update No. 125 is online (Nov. 1, 2017)

  - Aquaculture Genomics Newsletter 44 is online (Dec. 22, 2017)

Check out the daily "what's new" ( items
for more up-to-date information on this site. Thanks in advance for kindly
reporting broken links or web errors on AnimalGenome.ORG.

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