General information of database
|QTL Annotation Rice Online database|
2-1-2 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8602, Japan
|Nucleotide Sequence Databases|
This is a database of Rice QTL information extracted from published research papers.
Over the past two decades, genetic dissection of complex phenotypes of economic and biological interest has revealed the chromosomal locations of many quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in rice and their contributions to phenotypic variation. Mapping resolution has varied considerably among QTL studies, owing to differences in population size and number of DNA markers used. Additionally, the same QTLs have often been reported with different locus designations. This situation has made it difficult to determine allelic relationships among QTLs and to compare their positions. To facilitate reliable comparisons of rice QTLs, we extracted QTL information from published research papers and constructed a database of 1051 representative QTLs, which we classified into 21 trait categories. Q-TARO clearly displays the co-localization of QTLs and distribution of QTL clusters on the rice genome.
This work was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (Integrated Research Project for Plant, Insect and Animal using Genome Technology, QT-1006, and Genomics for Agricultural Innovation, GIR-1003).
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