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Bioinformatics. 2009 Jun 1;25(11):1438-9. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp165. Epub 2009 Mar 23.

BioconductorBuntu: a Linux distribution that implements a web-based DNA microarray analysis server.

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School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.



BioconductorBuntu is a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux that automatically installs a server-side microarray processing environment, providing a user-friendly web-based GUI to many of the tools developed by the Bioconductor Project, accessible locally or across a network. System installation is via booting off a CD image or by using a Debian package provided to upgrade an existing Ubuntu installation. In its current version, several microarray analysis pipelines are supported including oligonucleotide, dual-or single-dye experiments, including post-processing with Gene Set Enrichment Analysis. BioconductorBuntu is designed to be extensible, by server-side integration of further relevant Bioconductor modules as required, facilitated by its straightforward underlying Python-based infrastructure. BioconductorBuntu offers an ideal environment for the development of processing procedures to facilitate the analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets.


BioconductorBuntu is available for download under a creative commons license along with additional documentation and a tutorial from (

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