Introduction to the RGD Phenotypes and Models Portal

submitted by: jennifer.r.smith

Despite what our name might imply, the Rat Genome Database contains much more than just genomic and genetic data for the rat. This video will give you an overview of the RGD Phenotypes and Models portal—a rich resource of information on topics including animal husbandry, identifying what rat strains are good models for certain human diseases, and normal physiological measurements for a variety of rat strains.

Finding polymorphic Rat SNPs using RGD's SNPlotyper tool

submitted by: simont

This screencast shows how to identify polymorphic SNPs between different rat strains using RGD's SNPlotyper tool and the STAR consortium SNP genotype dataset. SNPlotyper is available at the Rat Genome Database (http://rgd.mcw.edu) and contains SNP genotype data produced by the european STAR consortium (http://www.snp-star.eu/)