Ph.D. student in the McGinnis lab
Ji's article, entitled "Construction and Optimization of Large Gene Co-expression Network in Maize Using RNA-Seq Data", was recently published in Plant Physiology. His paper employed and tested different approaches to the construction of gene coexpression networks. He identified the optimal parameters for processing maize RNAseq data and generated a large, robust network. The maize coexpression database is available through the McGinnis lab web site at mcginnislab/mcn/main_page.php.
Huang, J., et al. (2017). "Construction and Optimization of a Large Gene Coexpression Network in Maize Using RNA-Seq Data." Plant Physiol 175(1): 568-583.
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