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OligoRAP - an Oligo Re-Annotation Pipeline to improve annotation and estimate target specificity

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  • Pieter B T Neerincx
  • Han Rauwerda
  • Haisheng Nie
  • Martien A M Groenen
  • Timo M Breit
  • Jack A M Leunissen

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S4
JournalBMC Proceedings
Volume3 Suppl 4
Publication statusPublished - 2009


High throughput gene expression studies using oligonucleotide microarrays depend on the specificity of each oligonucleotide (oligo or probe) for its target gene. However, target specific probes can only be designed when a reference genome of the species at hand were completely sequenced, when this genome were completely annotated and when the genetic variation of the sampled individuals were completely known. Unfortunately there is not a single species for which such a complete data set is available. Therefore, it is important that probe annotation can be updated frequently for optimal interpretation of microarray experiments.

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