QlicRice: a web interface for abiotic stress responsive QTL and loci interaction channels in rice.

TitleQlicRice: a web interface for abiotic stress responsive QTL and loci interaction channels in rice.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSmita, S, Lenka, SKeshari, Katiyar, A, Jaiswal, P, Preece, J, Bansal, KChander
JournalDatabase : the journal of biological databases and curation
Date Published2011
KeywordsDatabase Management Systems, Databases, Genetic, Genome, Genomics, Internet, Oryza sativa, Physiological, plant, Plant Proteins, Quantitative Trait Loci, stress, User-Computer Interface

The QlicRice database is designed to host publicly accessible, abiotic stress responsive quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in rice (Oryza sativa) and their corresponding sequenced gene loci. It provides a platform for the data mining of abiotic stress responsive QTLs, as well as browsing and annotating associated traits, their location on a sequenced genome, mapped expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and tissue and growth stage-specific expressions on the whole genome. Information on QTLs related to abiotic stresses and their corresponding loci from a genomic perspective has not yet been integrated on an accessible, user-friendly platform. QlicRice offers client-responsive architecture to retrieve meaningful biological information–integrated and named ’Qlic Search’–embedded in a query phrase autocomplete feature, coupled with multiple search options that include trait names, genes and QTL IDs. A comprehensive physical and genetic map and vital statistics have been provided in a graphical manner for deciphering the position of QTLs on different chromosomes. A convenient and intuitive user interface have been designed to help users retrieve associations to agronomically important QTLs on abiotic stress response in rice. Database URL: http://nabg.iasri.res.in:8080/qlic-rice/.