MIAMEPlant documentation of the experiment

MIAME (Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment, see Chapter 22) is a standard that aims at providing a conceptual structure for the core information to be captured from most microarray experiments (7). The MIAME standard is very useful for the annotation of labeling and hybridization procedures, measurement data and array design. MIAME/Plant aims to extend the MIAME standard and to establish a list of controlled vocabularies for plant microarray experiments. MIAME/Plant is an extended list of plant experimental description terms from:

• experimental design,

• growth protocol,

• extraction protocol,

• starting material,

• developmental stage,

For details on MIAME/Plant see the white paper (8).

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