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Elizabeth Polidan

BIOL 398.03 / MATH 388

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  1. Begin by recording in your wiki the number of replicates for each time point in your data.
  2. Sanity Check: Number of genes significantly changed
    1. Check the number of genes significantly changed
      • How many genes have p value < 0.05?
      • What about p < 0.01?
      • What about p < 0.001?
      • What about p < 0.0001?
    2. Bonferroni correction
      • Perform this correction and determine whether and how many of the genes are still significantly changed at p < 0.05 after the Bonferroni correction.
    3. Magnitude and direction of gene expression
      • Keeping the "Pval" filter at p < 0.05, filter the "AvgLogFC" column to show all genes with an average log fold change greater than zero. How many meet these two criteria?
      • Keeping the "Pval" filter at p < 0.05, filter the "AvgLogFC" column to show all genes with an average log fold change less than zero. How many meet these two criteria?
      • Keeping the "Pval" filter at p < 0.05, How many have an average log fold change of > 0.25 and p < 0.05?
      • How many have an average log fold change of < -0.25 and p < 0.05? (These are more realistic values for the fold change cut-offs because it represents about a 20% fold change which is about the level of detection of this technology.)
    4. Check expression of NSR1. Find NSR1 in your dataset.
      • Is its expression significantly changed at any timepoint?
      • Record the average fold change and p value for NSR1 for each timepoint in your dataset.
    5. Check for gene with smallest p-value. You can find this by sorting your data based on p value (but be careful that you don't cause a mismatch in the rows of your data!)
      • Which gene has the smallest p value in your dataset (at any timepoint)?
      • Look up the function of this gene at the Saccharomyces Genome Database and record it in your notebook.
      • Why do you think the cell is changing this gene's expression upon cold shock?
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