An integrated information system for the storage, retrieval, visualization and analysis of chicken DNA sequence variation. To enhance the discovery of relationships between sequence variation and genes, we mapped each variant onto the RJF reference genome sequence in the context of gene annotations and other relevant features, such as genetic markers and QTLs. Therefore the ChickVD database, provides both a powerful information resource and an analysis workbench for applications in biological research, medicine and agriculture. A graphical MapView shows variants mapped onto the chicken genome in the context of gene annotations and other features, including genetic markers, trait loci, cDNAs, chicken orthologs of human disease genes and raw sequence traces. ChickVD also stores information on quantitative trait loci using data from collaborating institutions and public resources. Our data can be queried by search engine and homology-based BLAST searches.
College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China; Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
ChickVD funding source(s)
This project was funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Commission for Economy Planning, Ministry of Science and Technology (2002AA104250, 2002AA234011, 2001AA231061, 2001AA231011, 2001AA231101 and 2004AA231050), Danish National Research Foundation (Danish Platform for Integrative Biology) and the China National Grid (2002AA104250).