GeneBins: a database for classifying gene expression data, with application to plant genome arrays

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2007-03-12

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Goffard, Nicolas
Weiller, Georg

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BioMed Central

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BACKGROUND: To interpret microarray experiments, several ontological analysis tools have been developed. However, current tools are limited to specific organisms. RESULTS: We developed a bioinformatics system to assign the probe set sequences of any organism to a hierarchical functional classification modelled on KEGG ontology. The GeneBins database currently supports the functional classification of expression data from four Affymetrix arrays; Arabidopsis thaliana, Oryza sativa, Glycine max and Medicago truncatula. An online analysis tool to identify relevant functions is also provided. CONCLUSION: GeneBins provides resources to interpret gene expression results from microarray experiments. It is available at http://bioinfoserver.rsbs.anu.edu.au/utils/GeneBins/ webcite

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Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana; Expression data; Functional classification; Gene Expression Data; Medicago truncatula; Microarray experiments; On-line analysis; Ontological analysis; Amino acids; Bioinformatics; Computer aided diagnosis; Experiments; Gene expressio

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BMC Bioinformatics 8.87 (2007)

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BMC Bioinformatics

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10.1186/1471-2105-8-87

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