Schematic flow diagram representing central MuTrack architectural. The distinct On-Line Analytical Processes (OLAP) within MuTrack are contained within four distinct domains: (1) The husbandry domain that contains embedded logic about mutagenesis breeding schemas, tissue storage, test-class mouse pedigrees; (2) the phenotype testing domain that constitute the central data collection responsibilities in MuTrack. These primary and secondary testing laboratories require unique computational tools that enable them to collect and report raw and pre-processed data to the central database. (3) A domain containing computational analysis tools provides a means to discriminate subtle deviant phenotypes based testing domain data and (4) MuTrack utilities allow researches to communicate experimental observations among themselves, report bugs and features to the MuTrack team, and to perform necessary administrative functions. All of MuTrack's domains work within an embedded shipping-receiving system that tracks the movement of mice and intellectual property throughout the consortium.
Baker et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2004 5:11 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-5-11