UNIT 1.14 Exploring Genetic, Genomic, and Phenotypic Data at the Rat Genome Database

  1. Stanley J. F. Laulederkind,
  2. G. Thomas Hayman,
  3. Shur-Jen Wang,
  4. Timothy F. Lowry,
  5. Rajni Nigam,
  6. Victoria Petri,
  7. Jennifer R. Smith,
  8. Melinda R. Dwinell,
  9. Howard J. Jacob,
  10. Mary Shimoyama

Published Online: 1 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0114s40

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Laulederkind, S. J. F., Hayman, G. T., Wang, S.-J., Lowry, T. F., Nigam, R., Petri, V., Smith, J. R., Dwinell, M. R., Jacob, H. J. and Shimoyama, M. 2012. Exploring Genetic, Genomic, and Phenotypic Data at the Rat Genome Database. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 40:1.14:1.14.1–1.14.27.

Author Information

  1. Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2012


The laboratory rat, Rattus norvegicus, is an important model of human health and disease, and experimental findings in the rat have relevance to human physiology and disease. The Rat Genome Database (RGD, http://rgd.mcw.edu) is a model organism database that provides access to a wide variety of curated rat data including disease associations, phenotypes, pathways, molecular functions, biological processes, and cellular components for genes, quantitative trait loci, and strains. We present an overview of the database followed by specific examples that can be used to gain experience in employing RGD to explore the wealth of functional data available for the rat. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 40:1.14.1-1.14.27. © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • rat;
  • database;
  • quantitative trait locus;
  • ontology;
  • genomics;
  • gene