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From: "Hu, Zhiliang [AN S]" <zhuiastate.edu>
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Subject: What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#1, 2022)
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 17:29:00 -0600
What's new on the NAGRP animal genome web site (#1, 2022)
o Animal QTLdb and CorrDB updates -- Announcing a joint release of the
QTLdb (Release 46) and CorrDB (Release 14):
(Dec 27, 2021): A sum of 15,569 new QTL/associations have been curated
into the database. (New additions less obsolete/retracted ones:
Catfish: 0; Cattle: 13,474; Chicken: 796; Goat: 4; Horse: 132; Pig: 802;
Sheep: 320; Rainbow trout: 41 -- Net increase: 15,569). The current total
number of QTL in the database: 235,970 [Breakdown: Cattle: 177,199;
Chicken: 16,271; Goat: 68; Horse: 2,605; Pig: 34,342; Sheep: 4,072;
Rainbow trout: 1,413], curated from 2,554 publications.
(Dec 27, 2021): A sum of 552 new correlations [Breakdown by species --
Pig: 420 (6 new traits); Cattle: 30 (1 new trait); Sheep: 102 (1 new
trait)] and a sum of 46 new heritability data [Breakdown by species --
Pig: 3 (0 new traits); Cattle: 23 (5 new traits); Chicken: 1 (0 new
traits); Horse: 4 (0 new traits); Sheep: 15 (1 new trait)] have been
curated into the CorrDB. To date, the total number of correlation data
in the database: 24,104 [Breakdown by species -- Cattle: 12,831; Chicken:
1,455; Horse: 209; Pig: 7,581; Sheep: 1,717], and total heritability
data: 4,319 [Breakdown by species -- Cattle: 2,196; Chicken: 319; Horse:
122; Pig: 1,447; Sheep: 233], curated from 344 publications.
(1) New database developments have been highlighted in our recent paper
published in the 2022 Database Issue of Nucleic Acids Research, "Bringing
the Animal QTLdb and CorrDB into the future: meeting new challenges and
providing updated services", that include (a) A standardized protocol for
adding new species to QTLdb/CorrDB; (b) A livestock SNP ID/name matching
repository to assist SNP-based data curation; (c) A pipeline for mapping
QTL/association data to a genome build, enabling QTLdb support for
multiple assemblies within a species; and (d) Extensive web portal
revisions and web interface redevelopment in order to accommodate new
tools while facilitating a straightforward user experience on the web
(2) New funding from USDA/NIFA for the next 3 years will facilitate our
efforts to not only maintain the current level of database updates of
the Animal QTLdb and CorrDB, but also to explore new frontiers in terms
of accelerated data curation using automated text mining for data
incorporation, and to improve the ontology tools for data dissemination.
o FAANG website updates
A "new updates and activities" ball icon was added to the FAANG website
that automatically generates bullet points for new items/areas on the
website within 30 days. The most active sections on the website are (1)
membership updates; (2) working committee membership updates; (3) steering
committee communications; and (4) list of new publications by the community
o Ontology developments:
(1) Five updates were made to the Vertebrate Trait (VT) Ontology data
(versions 11.11, 11.12, 11.13, 11.14, and 11.15).
(2) Two updates were made to the Livestock Product Trait (LPT) ontology
(versions 3.1 and 3.2).
o Data repository:
We have entered the last phase of the transition from hosting supplementary
data for publications at AnimalGenome.ORG to using the Open Science
Framework (OSF, https://osf.io/) for best use of our resources. We will
start to transfer the current data to OSF in the coming months and forward
the data visits to their new home as long as AnimalGenome.ORG is in service.
In the meantime, we encourage users to directly use the OSF.
Check out the daily "what's new" (https://www.animalgenome.org/news/) items
for more up-to-date information on this site. Thanks in advance for kindly
reporting broken links/errors, or suggesting corrections on our site.
Your input is always appreciated. Feel free to contact us at any time with
your needs, requests, and/or suggestions: Jim Reecy (jreecyiastate.edu),
James Koltes (jekoltesiastate.edu), Fiona McCarthy (fionamccarizona.edu).
Or talk to us using our Helpdesk (https://www.animalgenome.org/helpdesk).
NAGRP Bioinfo Team