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Comput Appl Biosci. 1994 Apr;10(2):137-43.

A distributed system for two-dimensional gel analysis.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY 11768.


The Quest II system is a new two-dimensional (2D) gel analysis software system for the construction and analysis of 2D gel protein databases. A new architectural approach to 2D gel software systems has been utilized. This architecture is based on a tightly coupled client/server model. There are three layers to the system architecture: (i) a database layer consisting of three database servers, (ii) a compute layer consisting of three compute servers and (iii) an extensible user interface layer currently consisting of user interface tools for linearization and merging of scanned images, the segmentation and detection of protein spots on the images, matching, editing, and analysis of gels. The ability to store and retrieve the large volume of spot data inherent in 2D gel analysis while utilizing database technology is demonstrated.

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