Kiwifruit Genome Database (KGD): a comprehensive resource for kiwifruit genomics

Junyang Yue, Jiacheng Liu, Wei Tang, Ya Qing Wu, Xiaofeng Tang, Wei Li, Ying Yang, Lihuan Wang, Shengxiong Huang, Congbing Fang, Kun Zhao, Zhangjun Fei (+2 others)
2020 Horticulture Research  
Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.) plants produce economically important fruits containing abundant, balanced phytonutrients with extraordinarily high vitamin C contents. Since the release of the first kiwifruit reference genome sequence in 2013, large volumes of genome and transcriptome data have been rapidly accumulated for a handful of kiwifruit species. To efficiently store, analyze, integrate, and disseminate these large-scale datasets to the research community, we constructed the Kiwifruit Genome
more » ... Database (KGD; The database currently contains all publicly available genome and gene sequences, gene annotations, biochemical pathways, transcriptome profiles derived from public RNA-Seq datasets, and comparative genomic analysis results such as syntenic blocks and homologous gene pairs between different kiwifruit genome assemblies. A set of user-friendly query interfaces, analysis tools and visualization modules have been implemented in KGD to facilitate translational and applied research in kiwifruit, which include JBrowse, a popular genome browser, and the NCBI BLAST sequence search tool. Other notable tools developed within KGD include a genome synteny viewer and tools for differential gene expression analysis as well as gene ontology (GO) term and pathway enrichment analysis.
doi:10.1038/s41438-020-0338-9 pmid:32821400 pmcid:PMC7395147 fatcat:hrkefpgi2vdgdpv233fuqse75q