Rat genome database

Rat genome database

The Rat Genome Database (also known as RGD) is a collection of genetic and genomic information on the rat. Development and maintenance of RGD is funded by the United States National Institutes of Health and hosted at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The rat is a major model organism for the study of human disease, which has prompted the development of a "Disease Portal" in association with RGD. The Bioinformatics Research Center was originally founded by Dr Peter Tonellato. A number of other significant projects have spawned globally from this project and lead to global collaboration across multiple countries. One such tool of significance is [http://www.bioperl.org/wiki/Gbrowse/ Gbrowse] by Lincoln Stein


* [http://rgd.mcw.edu/ Main site]

Data types

* Gene reports and Sequence reports
* Quantitative trait loci (QTLs)
* Strain-specific length polymorphisms (SSLPs) for diagnostic PCR amplification products
* Expressed sequence tag (EST) reports
* Genetic maps
* Information on different rat strains
* Homology information


* Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v428/n6982/pdf/nature02426.pdf Paper from Nature]

Database Information

The genomic sequence is available under accession numbers AABR03000000 to AABR03137910 in the international sequence databases (GenBank, DDBJ and EMBL).

Web traffic

* [http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?url=rgd.mcw.edu/ Alexa Traffic Overview]

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