Adding expression data
Expression data should be processed using LSTrAP, this will generate the expression matrix, coexpression networks and clusters that can be directly imported into CoNekt. Note that in some cases additional files, containing meta information, need to be provided.
Adding expression profiles
In the 'Admin panel', under 'Add' -> 'Expression profiles'. Select the species and the source (currently only LSTrAP expression matrices are supported).
Next, select the expression matrix (generated using LSTrAP). Using a normalized (TPM or RPKM) matrix is strongly recommended !
Furthermore two additional files need to be provided, one that links the run identifiers to specific conditions. This tab delimited file should be structured as indicated below, a one-line header (which is ignored) and two columns, the first with the sample ID and the second with a short description of the condition sampled. Samples with the same description will be treated as replicates ! Omitting the condition description will exclude the sample from the profiles.
SampleID ConditionDescription SRR068987 Endosperm SRR314813 Seedlings, 11 DAG SRR314814 SRR314815 Flowers (floral buds) SRR314816 ...
For profile plots on the website most likely a custom order of conditions is preferred. (We usually order tissues from bottom to top) A file to specify this needs to be provided, conditions need to be stated in the orther they should appear in the plot. Furthermore a color for that condition in the plot needs to be added in rgba() format. See the example below.
Roots (apex), 7 DAG rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (differentation zone), 4 DAP rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (elongation zone), 4 DAP rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (meristematic zone), 4 DAP rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (QC cells), 6 DAS rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (stele cells), 7 DAS rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (tip) rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Leaves (rosette), 21 DAG rgba(0, 153, 51, 0.5) Leaves (rosette), 29 DAG rgba(0, 153, 51, 0.5) ...
If all files are selected click 'Add Expression Profiles' to upload the data and add everything to the database.
Calculating expression specificity and summerized profiles
To enable Specificity searches, SPM values need to be pre-calculated. From the admin menu select 'Add' -> 'Expression specificty'.
Here you have two options available. The first one will calculate SPM values for all conditions in the profiles. Here you simply need to select the species, enter a description and click "Add Expression Specificities".
In case different conditions need to be grouped, the second option should be used. Here you select the species and enter a description similarly to the previous. Additionally a tab-delimited text file is required grouping conditions into broader categories.
Roots (apex), 7 DAG Roots rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (differentation zone), 4 DAP Roots rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (elongation zone), 4 DAP Roots rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (meristematic zone), 4 DAP Roots rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) Roots (QC cells), 6 DAS Roots rgba(153, 51, 0, 0.5) ...
Three columns are required, (i) the label in the full profile, (ii) the group it belongs to and (iii) the color for that group. After adding that file click "Add Expression Specificities" in that section.