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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the Avian Genomics Conference and Gene Ontology Annotation Workshop

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Introduction to the Proceedings of the Avian Genomics and Gene Ontology Annotation Workshop

Susan M Bridges134*, Shane C Burgess234 and Fiona M McCarthy234

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Box 9637, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

2 Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

3 Institute for Digital Biology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762

4 Life Science and Biotechnology Institute, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA

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BMC Genomics 2009, 10(Suppl 2):I1  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-S2-I1

Published: 14 July 2009

Abstract

The Avian Genomics Conference and Gene Ontology Annotation Workshop brought together researchers and students from around the world to present their latest research addressing the delivery of value from the billions of base-pairs of Archosaur sequence that have become available in the last few years. This editorial describes the conference itself and introduces the ten peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publications in the proceedings. These manuscripts address issues ranging from the poultry industry view of USDA genomics policy to the genomics of a wide variety of Archeosaur species including chicken, duck, alligator, and condors and their pathogens.