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Full name: Pangolin Genome Database
Description: a future hub for hosting pangolin genomic and transcriptomic data and annotations, and with useful analysis tools for the research community
Year founded: 2016
Last update: 2016-09-11
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Country/Region: Malaysia
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University/Institution: University of Malaya
Address: Genome Informatics Research Laboratory, Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), High Impact Research Building
City: Kuala Lumpur
Country/Region: Malaysia
Contact name (PI/Team): Siew Woh Choo
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk): ym.moc.snoitulosemoneg@oohc.l


PGD: a pangolin genome hub for the research community. [PMID: 27616775]
Tan TK, Tan KY, Hari R, Mohamed Yusoff A, Wong GJ, Siow CC, Mutha NV, Rayko M, Komissarov A, Dobrynin P, Krasheninnikova K, Tamazian G, Paterson IC, Warren WC, Johnson WE, O'Brien SJ, Choo SW.

Pangolins (order Pholidota) are the only mammals covered by scales. We have recently sequenced and analyzed the genomes of two critically endangered Asian pangolin species, namely the Malayan pangolin (Manis javanica) and the Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla). These complete genome sequences will serve as reference sequences for future research to address issues of species conservation and to advance knowledge in mammalian biology and evolution. To further facilitate the global research effort in pangolin biology, we developed the Pangolin Genome Database (PGD), as a future hub for hosting pangolin genomic and transcriptomic data and annotations, and with useful analysis tools for the research community. Currently, the PGD provides the reference pangolin genome and transcriptome data, gene sequences and functional information, expressed transcripts, pseudogenes, genomic variations, organ-specific expression data and other useful annotations. We anticipate that the PGD will be an invaluable platform for researchers who are interested in pangolin and mammalian research. We will continue updating this hub by including more data, annotation and analysis tools particularly from our research consortium.Database URL: © The Author(s) 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.

Database (Oxford). 2016:2016() | 2 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2021-06-19)


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802/1350 (40.667%)
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Created on: 2017-03-29
Curated by:
huma shireen [2018-09-05]
Shixiang Sun [2017-03-29]