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Exploring genetic, genomic, and phenotypic data at the rat genome database. Curr Protoc Bioinformatics 2012 Dec;Chapter 1:Unit1.14 PMID: 23255149 PMCID: PMC3555435

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The laboratory rat, Rattus norvegicus, is an important model of human health and disease, and experimental findings in the rat have relevance to human physiology and disease. The Rat Genome Database (RGD, is a model organism database that provides access to a wide variety of curated rat data including disease associations, phenotypes, pathways, molecular functions, biological processes, and cellular components for genes, quantitative trait loci, and strains. We present an overview of the database followed by specific examples that can be used to gain experience in employing RGD to explore the wealth of functional data available for the rat.

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Laulederkind SJ, Hayman GT, Wang SJ, Lowry TF, Nigam R, Petri V, Smith JR, Dwinell MR, Jacob HJ, Shimoyama M


Melinda R. Dwinell PhD Center Associate Director, Associate Professor in the Physiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary E. Shimoyama PhD Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Databases, Genetic
Quantitative Trait Loci
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