Combining Replicates and Nearby Species Data: A Bayesian Approach

Here we discuss the biological high-throughput data dilemma: how to integrate replicated experiments and nearby species data? Should we consider each species as a monadic source of data when replicated experiments are available or, viceversa, should we try to collect information from the large number of nearby species analyzed in the different laboratories? In this paper we make and justify the observation that experimental replicates and phylogenetic data may be combined to strength the evidences on identifying transcriptional motifs and identify networks, which seems to be quite difficult using other currently used methods. In particular we discuss the use of phylogenetic inference and the potentiality of the Bayesian variable selection procedure in data integration. In order to illustrate the proposed approach we present a case study considering sequences and microarray data from fungi species. We also focus on the interpretation of the results with respect to the problem of experimental and biological noise.
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Angelini C.; De Feis I.; van der Wath R.; Nguyen V.A.; Li P.
Lecture notes in computer science