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Full name: Chicken Variation Database
Description: ChickVD hosts the high-quality sequence variation data, variation analysis in the context of chicken genes, cDNAs, chicken orthologs of human disease genes, genetic markers, quantitative trait loci (QTLs) etc
Year founded: 2004
Last update: 2006-12-16
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Country/Region: China
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University/Institution: Beijing Genomics Institute
Address: Beijing Airport Industrial Zone B-6, Beijing 101300, China
City: Beijing
Country/Region: China
Contact name (PI/Team): Jun Wang
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ChickVD: a sequence variation database for the chicken genome. [PMID: 15608233]
Wang J, He X, Ruan J, Dai M, Chen J, Zhang Y, Hu Y, Ye C, Li S, Cong L, Fang L, Liu B, Li S, Wang J, Burt DW, Wong GK, Yu J, Yang H, Wang J.

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 DNA sequence 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

Nucleic Acids Res. 2005:33(Database issue) | 20 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-09-18)


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3448/5117 (32.636%)
Genotype phenotype and variation:
492/723 (32.089%)
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Created on: 2015-07-13
Curated by:
Dong Zou [2021-09-15]
Lina Ma [2018-06-14]
Zhang Zhang [2016-04-26]
Lina Ma [2016-04-12]
Mengwei Li [2016-03-31]
Mengwei Li [2015-12-02]