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Wang, J.
He, X.
Ruan, J.
Dai, M.
Chen, J.
Zhang, Y.
Hu, Y.
Ye, C.
Li, S.
Cong, L.
Fang, L.
Liu, B.
Burt, D.
Wong, G.
Yu, J.
Yang, H.
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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, The 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 DNAsequence 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 using data from collaborating institutions and public resources. Our data can be queried by search engine and homology-based BLAST searches. ChickVD is publicly accessible at  http://chicken

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J Wang, X He, J Ruan, M Dai, J Chen, Y Zhang, Y Hu, C Ye, S Li, L Cong, et al. "ChickVD: A sequence variation database for the chicken genome." Nucleic Acids Research 33 (2005): D438-D441.
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