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DGIL Porcine Translational Research Database

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As of November 2023, the database has been online for 18 years. It is used by research scientists working with pigs worldwide as well as commercial and public developers of new reagents. This database is the largest manually curated database for any agriculture species and is unique among porcine gene databases by linking gene expression to gene function, identification of related gene pathways, and connectivity with other porcine/human gene databases. It is referenced in more than 100 manuscripts or websites and used as an information resource for several reagent vendors.


Current Statistics (03/01/24)      
Gene Entries    25,553    
Genes with full-length RNA transcripts (full 5’ and 3’)        19,608    
Number of full-length protein sequences    14,894    
% of genome (estimated) 71.6%    
MicroRNA Sequences 1,107    
Real-time PCR Assays  3,339    
Taqman  2,231    
SYBR Green    1108    
Antibodies (reactive and non reactive)  2,362    
Antibodies (# entries)    979    
Error Analysis      
Protein coding Genes      
Ensembl Build 11.1 Number   Percent
Correct 3403   60.7%
Error in annotated Ensembl locus 1936   34.5%
Not an annotated gene 258   4.6%
Sequence is not present 10   0.2%
Loci screened 5607    
NCBI Build 11.1 Number   Percent
Correct 3324   71.6%
Error in annotated NCBI locus 1057   22.8%
Not an annotated gene 252   5.4%
Sequence is not present 9   0.2%
Loci screened 4642    
MARC Build 1.0 Number   Percent
Correct 1901   42.5%
Error in annotated MARC locus 2202   49.2%
Not an annotated gene 258   5.8%
Sequence is not present 117   2.6%
Loci screened 4478    


The sequences in this database (and associated informatics) are available (in bulk) to extramural laboratories via MTA, that are looking to supplement their analysis of the porcine genome. Please contact us if you are interested in this.


This database is currently in a beta version; there are some incomplete annotations. We cannot guarantee the performance of the antibodies or PCR assays that have not been tested in our lab under conditions not specified in the published literature.