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Research Project: Gene Discovery and Designing Soybeans for Food, Feed, and Industrial Applications

Location: Plant Genetics Research

Title: Application of SNPViz v2.0 using next-generation sequencing data sets in the discovery of potential causative mutations in candidate genes associated with phenotypes

item ZENG, SHUAI - University Of Missouri
item SKRABISOVA, MARIA - Palacky University
item LYU, ZHEN - University Of Missouri
item CHAN, YEN ON - University Of Missouri
item DIETZ, NICHOLAS - University Of Missouri
item Bilyeu, Kristin
item JOSHI, TRUPTI - University Of Missouri

Submitted to: International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/5/2021
Publication Date: 7/27/2021
Citation: Zeng, S., Skrabisova, M., Lyu, Z., Chan, Y., Dietz, N., Bilyeu, K.D., Joshi, T. 2021. Application of SNPViz v2.0 using next-generation sequencing data sets in the discovery of potential causative mutations in candidate genes associated with phenotypes. International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. 25(1-2):65-85.

Interpretive Summary: The ability to generate genomic sequence data now exceeds the research capacity to efficiently analyze and interpret the data for soybean and other crop species. This research was aimed at creating an online tool that enables researchers to analyze and interpret genomic sequence data by visualizing the sequence variation from selected soybean accessions in user-defined regions of the genome. The visualization returns the results so that users can analyze for haplotypes, gene information, any modifying effects from the sequence variants, and also input statistical and phenotype results into the tool for advanced analyses. The research demonstrated case use studies for examples in soybean and Arabidopsis to demonstrate broader applicability in other crop species. The impact of this research is a tool available to the research community that empowers researchers to analyze genomic sequence data as part of investigations for discovery of the genes that control important traits.

Technical Abstract: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertions/deletions (Indels) are most common biological markers that are widely spread across all chromosomes of the genome. Due to large amounts of SNPs and Indels data have become available in the past ten years, it is a challenge to intuitively integrate, compare and/or visualize them, and effectively perform analysis across multiple samples simultaneously. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is an approach to find genetic variants associated with a trait, but it lacks an efficient way to investigate genomic variant functions. To tackle these issues, we developed SNPViz v2.0, a web-based tool to visualize large-scale haplotype blocks with detailed SNPs and Indels grouped by their chromosomal coordinates, along with their overlapping gene models, phenotype to genotype accuracies, Gene Ontology (GO), protein families (Pfam), and their functional effects. SNPViz v2.0 is available in both SoyKB and KBCommons. For soybean only, the SNPViz v2.0 is available at . For other plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays, SNPViz v2.0 is available in respective knowledge bases at