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Subject: What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#2,
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:02:47 -0500
What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#2, 2020)

o Animal QTLdb and CorrDB updates -- Announcing a joint release of the
  QTLdb (Release 41) and CorrDB (Release 9):

  QTLdb (Apr. 26, 2020): A sum of 12,931 new QTL/associations have been
  curated into the database. (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones:
  Catfish: 0; Cattle: 11,854; Chicken: 428; Horse: 33; Pig: 410; Sheep:
  206; Rainbow trout: 0 -- Net increase: 12,931). The current total number
  of QTL in the database: 191,422 [Breakdown: Cattle: 142,261; Chicken:
  12,246; Horse: 2,446; Pig: 30,580; Sheep: 3,305; Rainbow trout: 584]
  Thanks to Holly Neibergs from Washington State University for curating his
  data into the database.


  CorrDB (Apr. 27, 2020): A sum of 844 new correlations [Breakdown by species:
  Pig: 434 (31 new traits); Cattle: 100 (9 new traits); Chicken: 20 (4 new
  traits); Sheep: 290 (19 new traits)] and a sum of 330 new heritability
  data [Breakdown by species - Pig: 125 (24 new traits); Cattle: 137 (43 new
  traits); Chicken: 12 (9 new traits); Sheep: 56 (21 new traits)] have been
  curated into the CorrDB. To date, the total number of correlation data in
  the database: 19,482 (breakdown by species - Cattle: 10,176; Chicken: 1,241;
  Horse: 209; Pig: 6,416; Sheep: 1,440), and total heritability data: 3,594
  (breakdown by species - Cattle: 1,541; Chicken: 284; Horse: 118; Pig: 1,503;
  Sheep: 148), curated from 344 publications.


  Database developments:

  (1) Improvements on the Animal CorrDB have continued. The latest changes are
  rephrased data categories and reformatted web page layouts for better eye
  catch. Internally, centralized configurations have been expanded to include
  the use of names and parameters for uniform web page formatting and
  information passage to query engines.

  (2) In QTLdb, we have continued curator tool developments and enhancements
  to improve efficiency and information capture and recording. Ongoing work
  focuses on improvement of the tools for pleiotropy data curation.

  (3) Work continues to expand the capability to support multiple genome builds.
  A preliminary QTL/association data liftover tool has been developed.

o Ontology developments:

  Three (3) data updates were made to the Vertebrate Trait (VT) ontology
  (versions 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3).


  Four (4) data updates were made to the Livestock Breed Ontology (LBO),
  (versions 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4).


  A data loader is being developed to streamline the ontology data in OBO
  format to load to MySQL database tables serving the online ontology queries
  and data viewers like AmiGO. This fills a gap where the support for AmiGO
  and related tools were no longer available. This effort is being made in
  order to facilitate VT, LPT, LBO, and CMO ontology development and as a
  peripheral tool for Animal QTLdb/CorrDB.

o Misc.

  (1) The NRSP8/NAGRP 2020 leadership list has been updated following the 2020
      PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.

  (2) The website is updated for the upcoming VISIONS III conference: Star
      Gazing into the Galaxy of Animal Genetics and Genomics, with new
      information on the date change, updated speakers and sponsors, and a
      new room-share bulletin board.

  (3) FAANG data has been processed and archived through the FAANG Data
      Portal. An FAQ item has been developed to describe how these data can
      be easily accessed.

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