PGD: a pangolin genome hub for the research community
Database : the journal of biological databases and curation
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: http://pangolin-genome.um.edu.my.
Tan, Tze King; Ka Yun Tan; Ranjeev Hari; Aini Mohamed Yusoff; Guat Jah Wong; Cheuk Chuen Siow; Naresh V.R. Mutha; Mike Rayko; Aleksey Komissarov; Pavel Dobrynin; Ksenia Krasheninnikova; Gaik Tamazian; Ian C. Paterson; Wesley C. Warren; Warren E. Johnson; Stephen J. O'Brien; and Siew Woh Choo. 2016. "PGD: a pangolin genome hub for the research community." Database : the journal of biological databases and curation 2016, (). doi:10.1093/database/baw063.