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Cross-species and cross-platform gene expression studies with the Bioconductor-compliant R package 'annotationTools'

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Cross-species and cross-platform gene expression studies with the Bioconductor-compliant R package 'annotationTools'
Background: The variety of DNA microarray formats and datasets presently available offers an unprecedented opportunity to perform insightful comparisons of heterogeneous data. Cross-species studies, in particular, have the power of identifying conserved, functionally important molecular processes. Validation of discoveries can now often be performed in readily available public data which frequently requires cross-platform studies. Cross-platform and cross-species analyses require matching probes on different microarray formats. This can be achieved using the information in microarray annotations and additional molecular biology databases, such as orthology databases. Although annotations and other biological information are stored using modern database models (e.g. relational), they are very often distributed and shared as tables in text files, i.e. flat file databases. This common flat database format thus provides a simple and robust solution to flexibly integrate various sources of...
Alexandre Kuhn, Ruth Luthi-Carter, Mauro Delorenzi
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where BMCBI
Authors Alexandre Kuhn, Ruth Luthi-Carter, Mauro Delorenzi
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