Ruminants are the most successful group of large terrestrial mammals, dominating a wide range of ecosystems and zoogeographic regions. Bovids in particular are exceptionally diverse and include several important livestock species: the cow, water buffalo, yak, sheep and goats. Therefore, Ruminants are excellent models for the study of environmental adaptation and agronomic traits. Ruminant Genome Database (RGD) is an interactive visual website that integrated data from Ruminant Genome Project (RGP) and other public resources. RGD report 55 ruminant genomes, whole genome alignments with 55 ruminants and 13 mammals, five scales of conservative evaluation, 1029 samples of RNA-seq data, as well as regulatory regions predicted by utilizing four ruminants and multiple human epigenetics data. The gene ontology (GO) terms, KEGG pathway, and gene expression heatmap can be queried with gene symbols. RGD also provides online alignment tools such as BLAT and BLAST against goat reference genome. All the data were integrated into Gbrowse to facilitate global presentation. The comprehensive resource of Ruminantia genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenetics will promote in-depth analysis in biology and evolution of ruminants on a global scale.

Six families (~200 extant species)

Habitat diversity

Important livestocks

Data Reuse

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