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DNA Microarrays, Part B: Databases and Statistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121828165, 9780080464664

DNA Microarrays, Part B: Databases and Statistics, Volume 411

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Alan Kimmel Brian Oliver
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121828165
eBook ISBN: 9780080464664
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 2006
Page Count: 512
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Table of Contents

Section I. Databases and statistics. Chapter 1: The Use of External Controls in Microarray Experiments.
Chapter 2: Standards in gene expression microarray experiments. Chapter 3: Scanning Microarrays: Current Methods and Future Directions.
Chapter 4: BioArray software environment.
Chapter 5: Bioconductor: An open source framework for bioinformatics and computational biology.
Chapter 6: TM4 microarray software suite. Chaper 7: Clustering microarray data. Chapter 8: Analysis of variance of microarray data. Chapter 9: Microarray quality control. Chapter 10: Principle component and ANOVA analysis of array data using Partek® Genomics SolutionTM. Chapter 11: Statistics for ChIP-chip and DNase hypersensitivity experiments on NimbleGen arrays. Chapter 12: Extrapolating traditional DNA microarray statistics to the tiling and protein microarray technologies.
Chapter 13: Random dataset generation to support microarray analysis. Chapter 14: Using ontologies to annotate microarray experiments Chapter 15: Interpreting experimental results using gene ontologies.
Chapter 16: Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO): Microarray data storage, submission, retrieval and analysis.
Chapter 17: Data storage and analysis in ArrayExpress.
Chapter 18: Clustering methods for analyzing large datasets: gonad development, a study case. Chapter 19: GeneSprings. Chapter 20: Visualizing networks. Chapter 21: Random forests for array data. Chapter 22: Hybridization troubleshooting. Chapter 23: RNA extraction and handling for microarray analysis. Chapter 24: Analyzing MicroRNA expression using microarrays.


Modern DNA microarray technologies have evolved over the past 25 years to the point where it is now possible to take many million measurements from a single experiment. These two volumes, Parts A & B in the Methods in Enzymology series provide methods that will shepard any molecular biologist through the process of planning, performing, and publishing microarray results.

Part A starts with an overview of a number of microarray platforms, both commercial and academically produced and includes wet bench protocols for performing traditional expression analysis and derivative techniques such as detection of transcription factor occupancy and chromatin status. Wet-bench protocols and troubleshooting techniques continue into Part B. These techniques are well rooted in traditional molecular biology and while they require traditional care, a researcher that can reproducibly generate beautiful Northern or Southern blots should have no difficulty generating beautiful array hybridizations.

Data management is a more recent problem for most biologists. The bulk of Part B provides a range of techniques for data handling. This includes critical issues, from normalization within and between arrays, to uploading your results to the public repositories for array data, and how to integrate data from multiple sources. There are chapters in Part B for both the debutant and the expert bioinformatician.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of platforms
  • Includes experimental design and wet bench protocols
  • Presents statistical and data analysis methods, array databases, data visualization and meta analysis


Biochemists and related researchers working with DNA microarray technologies.


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Alan Kimmel

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Brian Oliver