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GENEVESTIGATOR (GENEVESTIGATOR)

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Description: GENEVESTIGATOR, a database and Web-browser data mining interface for Affymetrix GeneChip data. Users can query the database to retrieve the expression patterns of individual genes throughout chosen environmental conditions, growth stages, or organs. Reversely, mining tools allow users to identify genes specifically expressed during selected stresses, growth stages, or in particular organs. Using GENEVESTIGATOR, the gene expression profiles of more than 22,000 Arabidopsis genes can be obtained, including those of 10,600 currently uncharacterized genes. The objective of this software application is to direct gene functional discovery and design of new experiments by providing plant biologists with contextual information on the expression of genes.
Year founded: 2004
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Country/Region: Switzerland
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University/Institution: ETH Zurich
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Contact name (PI/Team): Wilhelm Gruissem
Contact email (PI/Helpdesk): wilhelm.gruissem@ipw.biol

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Created on: 2018-01-26
Curated by:
Rabail Raza [2018-12-26]
Hao Zhang [2018-02-24]
Dong Zou [2018-02-07]
Qi Wang [2018-01-26]

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80/4516 (98.251%)
Gene genome and annotation:
36/1203 (97.091%)
80
Total Rank
1,604
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100.25
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16790046
Web-based analysis of the mouse transcriptome using Genevestigator. [PMID: 16790046]
Laule O, Hirsch-Hoffmann M, Hruz T, Gruissem W, Zimmermann P.

BACKGROUND: Gene function analysis often requires a complex and laborious sequence of laboratory and computer-based experiments. Choosing an effective experimental design generally results from hypotheses derived from prior knowledge or experimentation. Knowledge obtained from meta-analyzing compendia of expression data with annotation libraries can provide significant clues in understanding gene and network function, resulting in better hypotheses that can be tested in the laboratory.
DESCRIPTION: Genevestigator is a microarray database and analysis system allowing context-driven queries. Simple but powerful tools allow biologists with little computational background to retrieve information about when, where and how genes are expressed. We manually curated and quality-controlled 3110 mouse Affymetrix arrays from public repositories. Data queries can be run against an annotation library comprising 160 anatomy categories, 12 developmental stage groups, 80 stimuli, and 182 genetic backgrounds or modifications. The quality of results obtained through Genevestigator is illustrated by a number of biological scenarios that are substantiated by other types of experimentation in the literature.
CONCLUSION: The Genevestigator-Mouse database effectively provides biologically meaningful results and can be accessed at https://www.genevestigator.ethz.ch.

BMC Bioinformatics. 2006:7() | 19 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-01-18)
15375207
GENEVESTIGATOR. Arabidopsis microarray database and analysis toolbox. [PMID: 15375207]
Zimmermann P, Hirsch-Hoffmann M, Hennig L, Gruissem W.

High-throughput gene expression analysis has become a frequent and powerful research tool in biology. At present, however, few software applications have been developed for biologists to query large microarray gene expression databases using a Web-browser interface. We present GENEVESTIGATOR, a database and Web-browser data mining interface for Affymetrix GeneChip data. Users can query the database to retrieve the expression patterns of individual genes throughout chosen environmental conditions, growth stages, or organs. Reversely, mining tools allow users to identify genes specifically expressed during selected stresses, growth stages, or in particular organs. Using GENEVESTIGATOR, the gene expression profiles of more than 22,000 Arabidopsis genes can be obtained, including those of 10,600 currently uncharacterized genes. The objective of this software application is to direct gene functional discovery and design of new experiments by providing plant biologists with contextual information on the expression of genes. The database and analysis toolbox is available as a community resource at https://www.genevestigator.ethz.ch.

Plant Physiol. 2004:136(1) | 1588 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-01-18)