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A Biologist's Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data

A Biologist's Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data

Steen Knudsen

ISBN: 978-0-471-46118-0

Sep 2011

148 pages

Select type: E-Book



A great introductory book that details reliable approaches to problems met in standard microarray data analyses. It provides examples of established approaches such as cluster analysis, function prediction, and principle component analysis. Discover real examples to illustrate the key concepts of data analysis. Written for those without any advanced background in math, statistics, or computer sciences, this book is essential for anyone interested in harnessing the immense potential of microarrays in biology and medicine.


1. Introduction.

2. Overview of Data Analysis.

3. Basic Data Analysis.

4. Visualization by Reduction of Dimensionality.

5. Cluster Analysis.

6. Beyond Cluster Analysis.

7. Reverse Engineering of Regulatory Networks.

8. Molecular Classifiers.

9. Selection of Genes for Spotting on Arrays.

10. Limitations of Expression Analysis.

11. Genotyping Chips.

12. Software Issues and Data Formats.

13. Commercial Software Packages.

14. Bibliography.