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Statistical analysis and significance testing of serial analysis of gene expression data using a Poisson mixture model

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Statistical analysis and significance testing of serial analysis of gene expression data using a Poisson mixture model
Background: Serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) is used to obtain quantitative snapshots of the transcriptome. These profiles are count-based and are assumed to follow a Binomial or Poisson distribution. However, tag counts observed across multiple libraries (for example, one or more groups of biological replicates) have additional variance that cannot be accommodated by this assumption alone. Several models have been proposed to account for this effect, all of which utilize a continuous prior distribution to explain the excess variance. Here, a Poisson mixture model, which assumes excess variability arises from sampling a mixture of distinct components, is proposed and the merits of this model are discussed and evaluated. Results: The goodness of fit of the Poisson mixture model on 15 sets of biological SAGE replicates is compared to the previously proposed hierarchical gamma-Poisson (negative binomial) model, and a substantial improvement is seen. In further support of the mix...
Scott D. Zuyderduyn
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Scott D. Zuyderduyn
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