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PhenoMiner: quantitative phenotype curation at the rat genome database. Database (Oxford) 2013;2013:bat015 PMID: 23603846 PMCID: PMC3630803

Pubmed ID

23603846

Abstract

The Rat Genome Database (RGD) is the premier repository of rat genomic and genetic data and currently houses >40 000 rat gene records as well as human and mouse orthologs, >2000 rat and 1900 human quantitative trait loci (QTLs) records and >2900 rat strain records. Biological information curated for these data objects includes disease associations, phenotypes, pathways, molecular functions, biological processes and cellular components. Recently, a project was initiated at RGD to incorporate quantitative phenotype data for rat strains, in addition to the currently existing qualitative phenotype data for rat strains, QTLs and genes. A specialized curation tool was designed to generate manual annotations with up to six different ontologies/vocabularies used simultaneously to describe a single experimental value from the literature. Concurrently, three of those ontologies needed extensive addition of new terms to move the curation forward. The curation interface development, as well as ontology development, was an ongoing process during the early stages of the PhenoMiner curation project. Database URL: http://rgd.mcw.edu.

Author List

Laulederkind SJ, Liu W, Smith JR, Hayman GT, Wang SJ, Nigam R, Petri V, Lowry TF, de Pons J, Dwinell MR, Shimoyama M

Authors

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




Scopus

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

Animals
Data Mining
Databases, Genetic
Genome
Humans
Mice
Molecular Sequence Annotation
Phenotype
Rats
Software
Workflow
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