Development of Bioinformatic Resources to Transfer Biological Information Across Species
The Development of Bioinformatic Resources to Transfer Biological Information Across Species project is a collaborative project started at Iowa State University in 2008, involving the University of Iowa, the Rat Genome Database and Mouse Genome Informatics. The project involves three main objectives.
- the development of a dynamic comparative genome viewing tool. Recently, the a first generation comparative map viewer was released for public use (http://bioneos.com/VCMap/). With this tool, researchers can visualize genome differences between cattle, pigs, chicken, human, rat and mouse. Additional features and species will be added in the future.
- the development of a vertebrate trait (VT) ontology, which seeks to define trait terms and document the relationship between terms. It is envisioned that a first draft of the VT will be released in mid September.
- the curation of human and livestock QTL and genotype/phenotype associations.
Please see http://www.animalgenome.org/QTLdb/ for additional details.
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