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International Journal of Plant Genomics
Volume 2008, Article ID 451327, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/451327
Resource Review

Cross-Chip Probe Matching Tool: A Web-Based Tool for Linking Microarray Probes within and across Plant Species

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UAB School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-4461, USA
2Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd , Birmingham, Al 35294-0022, USA
3Statistics and Epidemiology Unit, RTI International, Oxford Building, Suite 119, 2951 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, GA 30341-5533, USA

Received 2 November 2007; Accepted 14 August 2008

Academic Editor: Chunguang Du

Copyright © 2008 Ruchi Ghanekar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The CCPMT is a free, web-based tool that allows plant investigators to rapidly determine if a given gene is present across various microarray platforms, which, of a list of genes, is present on array(s), and which gene a probe or probe set queries and vice versa, and to compare and contrast the gene contents of arrays. The CCPMT also maps a probe or probe sets to a gene or genes within and across species, and permits the mapping of the entire content from one array to another. By using the CCPMT, investigators will have a better understanding of the contents of arrays, a better ability to link data between experiments, ability to conduct meta-analysis and combine datasets, and an increased ability to conduct data mining projects.