Developmental progress and current status of the Animal QTLdb

Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D827-33. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1233. Epub 2015 Nov 23.


The Animal QTL Database (QTLdb; has undergone dramatic growth in recent years in terms of new data curated, data downloads and new functions and tools. We have focused our development efforts to cope with challenges arising from rapid growth of newly published data and end users' data demands, and to optimize data retrieval and analysis to facilitate users' research. Evidenced by the 27 releases in the past 11 years, the growth of the QTLdb has been phenomenal. Here we report our recent progress which is highlighted by addition of one new species, four new data types, four new user tools, a new API tool set, numerous new functions and capabilities added to the curator tool set, expansion of our data alliance partners and more than 20 other improvements. In this paper we present a summary of our progress to date and an outlook regarding future directions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Ontologies
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • DNA Copy Number Variations
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genomics
  • Genotype
  • Horses / genetics
  • Phenotype
  • Quantitative Trait Loci*
  • Sheep / genetics
  • Software