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Connecting genotype to phenotype is fundamental in biomedical research and in our understanding of disease. Phenomics--the large-scale quantitative phenotypic analysis of genotypes on a genome-wide scale--connects automated data generation with the development of novel tools for phenotype data integration, mining and visualization. Our yeast phenomics(More)
Cellular signalling networks integrate environmental stimuli with the information on cellular status. These networks must be robust against stochastic fluctuations in stimuli as well as in the amounts of signalling components. Here, we challenge the yeast HOG signal-transduction pathway with systematic perturbations in components' expression levels under(More)
The capacity to map traits over large cohorts of individuals-phenomics-lags far behind the explosive development in genomics. For microbes, the estimation of growth is the key phenotype because of its link to fitness. We introduce an automated microbial phenomics framework that delivers accurate, precise, and highly resolved growth phenotypes at an(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a strong evolutionary pressure to reduce genome size, proteins vary in length over a surprisingly wide range also in very compact genomes. Here we investigated the evolutionary forces that act on protein size in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae utilizing a system-wide bioinformatics approach. Data on yeast protein size was compared to(More)
BACKGROUND In genomics, a commonly encountered problem is to extract a subset of variables out of a large set of explanatory variables associated with one or several quantitative or qualitative response variables. An example is to identify associations between codon-usage and phylogeny based definitions of taxonomic groups at different taxonomic levels.(More)
The rapid recent evolution of the field phenomics--the genome-wide study of gene dispensability by quantitative analysis of phenotypes--has resulted in an increasing demand for new data analysis and visualization tools. Following the introduction of a novel approach for precise, genome-wide quantification of gene dispensability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene YOL151W/GRE2 is widely used as a model gene in studies on yeast regulatory responses to osmotic and oxidative stress. Nevertheless, information concerning the physiological role of this enzyme, a distant homologue of mammalian 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases, is scarce. Combining quantitative phenotypic profiling and(More)
Gene finding is a complicated procedure that encapsulates algorithms for coding sequence modeling, identification of promoter regions, issues concerning overlapping genes and more. In the present study we focus on coding sequence modeling algorithms; that is, algorithms for identification and prediction of the actual coding sequences from genomic DNA. In(More)
BACKGROUND Multivariate approaches are important due to their versatility and applications in many fields as it provides decisive advantages over univariate analysis in many ways. Genome wide association studies are rapidly emerging, but approaches in hand pay less attention to multivariate relation between genotype and phenotype. We introduce a methodology(More)
Multivariate approaches have been successfully applied to genome wide association studies. Recently, a Partial Least Squares (PLS) based approach was introduced for mapping yeast genotype-phenotype relations, where background information such as gene function classification, gene dispensability, recent or ancient gene copy number variations and the presence(More)