This Animal Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) database (Animal QTLdb) is designed to house all publicly available QTL and trait mapping data (i.e. trait and genome location association data; collectively called "QTL data" on this site) on livestock animal species for easily locating and making comparisons within and between species. New database tools are continuely added to align the QTL and association data to other types of genome information, such as annotated genes, RH / SNP markers, and human genome maps. Besides the QTL data from species listed below, the QTLdb is open to house QTL/association date from other animal species where feasible. Note that the JAS along with other journals, now require that new QTL/association data be entered into a QTL database as part of their publication requirements.
Animal QTLdb is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. The current Animal QTL Database development is a project led by a team at the Iowa State University, initially under the NAGRP Pig Genome Program and currently under the NAGRP Bioinformatics Coordination Program since 2003.
A mirror site is kindly hosted by Huazhong Agriculture University: http://www.cn.animalgenome.org/cgi-bin/QTLdb/index