Genetic Database

About ARK database

This database system provides comprehensive public repositories for genome mapping data from farmed and other animal species, providing a resource similar in function to that offered by GDB or MGD for human or mouse mapping data respectively.

Data stored includes details of loci and markers, references/papers, authors, genetic linkage map assignments, cytogenetic map assignments, experimental techniques, PCR primers and conditions and any other data pertaining to genome mapping. The data is entered by curators assigned to the individual species and funded by grant funding from a variety of sources. For details of the curators and editors for a particular species database, please refer to the links listed on the species list page.

The system is entirely web-operable and can be queried for textual information (e.g. locus details, papers from a particular author etc.) or for graphical map displays. The maps are drawn using the Anubis map viewer using data extracted from the database “on the fly”. Multiple maps can be displayed at once and compared, either within or between species.

For more information on the ARKdb database system, please contact us at If you have specific questions about the status of genome mapping in your particular species of interest, please contact the relevant species editor(s) listed on the species list page.

ARKdb species databases at this site

  • Cat
  • Chicken
  • Cow
  • Canine
  • Deer
  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Rat
  • Salmon
  • Sheep
  • Tilapia
  • Turkey
  • Mouse