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Studies from Q. Fu et al Have Provided New Data on Bioinformatics

June 24, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Bioinformatics have been published. According to news reporting from Trento, Italy, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "To facilitate the exploration of publicly available Zea mays expression data, we constructed a maize expression compendium, making use of an integration methodology and a consistent probe to gene mapping based on the 5b.60 sequence release of Z. mays."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The compendium is made available through a web portal MAGIC that hosts a variety of analysis tools to easily browse and analyze the data."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Our compendium is different from previous initiatives in combining expression values across different experiments by providing a consistent gene annotation across different platforms."

For more information on this research see: MAGIC: access portal to a cross-platform gene expression compendium for maize. Bioinformatics, 2014;30(9):1316-1318. Bioinformatics can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. (Oxford University Press -; Bioinformatics -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Q. Fu, Fdn Edmund Mach, Res & Innovat Center, I-38010 Trento, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A.C. Fierro, P. Meysman, A. Sanchez-Rodriguez, K. Vandepoele, K. Marchal and K. Engelen.

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Trento, Europe, Bioinformatics

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Source: Information Technology Newsweekly

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