Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 8
Release date: Jun 20 2015
Last update date: Jun 22 2015
Access: Public
Dataset link Calibration of a custom designed microarray for European Fire Salamander

Experimental Protocol

Labeled cRNA was prepared from Salamander larvae kept at 9°C and 17°C. A cRNA calibration pool was prepared with equimolar amounts of cRNA prepared from (a) a larvae (temperature: 9°C: source: pond KOE), (b) a larvae (temperature: 17°C: source: pond KOE), (c) a larvae (temperature: 9°C: source: stream KoGB (Klufterbach) and (d) a larvae (temperature: 17°C: source: stream KoGB (Klufterbach). See Steinfartz et al. (2007) (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03490.x) for information of the source populations. Increasing amounts of labeled cRNA (75 ng, 150 ng, 300 ng, 600 ng, 1000 ng, 1400 ng, 1800 ng, 2200 ng), corresponding to (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 1 2/3, 2 1/3, 3 and 3 3/3 times the recommended amount of 600 ng) were hybridized to 8 microarrays (one microarray per dilution). The change in observed signal intensity in relation to the change in amount of labeled cRNA was used to infer the target-binding behavior of the individual probes. This information was extracted, to be used for a normalization procedure in another experiment with the same microarray (see Czypionka et al. 2015." Ecological transcriptomics – a non-lethal sampling approach for endangered fire salamanders" Methods in Ecology and Evolution). The current study provides only raw data for a calibration experiment, to validate the binding behavior of the different probes on a newly designed microarray for a non model organism (European Fire salamander). This calibration is based only on raw data. More information on targeted genes is provided in a different GEO dataset (currently submitted), where biological meaningful analysis are performed with data which are normalized based on this calibration.