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  1. ChickVD (View Publication)
    Full Name of the Resource : Sequence variation in the chicken genome
    Resource Category : Databases -> Human and Other Vertebrate Genomes -> Model Organisms, Comparative Genomics

    Brief Description : Working in parallel with the efforts to sequence the chicken (Gallus gallus) genome, the Beijing Genomics Institute led an international team of scientists from China, USA, UK, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany to map extensive DNA sequence variation throughout the chicken genome by sampling DNA from domestic breeds. Using the Red Jungle Fowl genome sequence as a reference, we identified 3.1 million non-redundant DNA sequence variants. To facilitate the application of our data to avian genetics and to provide a foundation for functional and evolutionary studies, we created the .Chicken Variation Database. (ChickVD). 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 (QTL) using data from collaborating institutions and public resources. Our data can be queried by search engine and homology-based BLAST searches.

    Institute/s :
    Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Address of Institute/s :
    Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Airport Industrial Zone B-6, Beijing 101300, China
    Country : China

    Associated Institutes :

    • College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
    • Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Airport Industrial Zone B-6, Beijing 101300, China
    • Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yuquan Road 19A, Beijing 100039, China
    • Roslin Institute (Edinburgh), Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PS, UK
    • University of Washington Genome Center, Department of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    • James D. Watson Institute of Genome Sciences of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou Genomics Institute, Key Laboratory of Bioinformatics of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou 310007, China
    • The Institute of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5230, Odense M, Denmark

    Associated Country : China; USA; Denmark, United Kingdom

    Authors/Contributors : Jing Wang; Ximiao He;, Jue Ruan; Mingtao Dai; Jie Chen; Yong Zhang; Yafeng Hu; Chen Ye; Shengting Li; Lijuan Cong; Lin Fang; Bin Liu; Songgang Li; Jian Wang; David W. Burt; Gane Ka-Shu Wong; Jun Yu; Huanming Yang; Jun Wang
    Contact Email :,
    Year : 2005

    Keywords : Animals; Chickens / genetics; Databases, Nucleic Acid; Female; Genetic Variation; Genome; Genomics; Male; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Software; User-Computer Interface