Advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies have accelerated and broadened genomic researches. However, the majority of existing genomics resources and tools are predominantly developed for human or health applications. While genomes of many agricultural animal species have been or are being sequenced, it is very important to improve their assembly and annotation and to develop computational tools and resources specifically designed for down-stream applications in these species.
The goal of this project is to develop a web portal with integrated tools for RNA-seq based gene expression analysis for agricultural animals.
- improve genome annotation of agricultural animal species, including (but not limiting to) cattle, pig, chicken, turkey, horse, sheep, and goat as well as catfish;
- develop and integrate needed bioinformatics tools and pipelines, visualization interfaces, and statistical methods;
- build a web portal that enable RNA-seq based transcriptomics analysis in aforementioned animal species.
The tools to be developed is illustrated here: