The R Journal: article published in 2013, volume 5:2

Surface Melting Curve Analysis with R PDF download
Stefan Rödiger, Alexander Böhm and Ingolf Schimke , The R Journal (2013) 5:2, pages 37-52.

Abstract Nucleic acid Melting Curve Analysis is a powerful method to investigate the interaction of double stranded nucleic acids. Many researchers rely on closed source software which is not ubiquitously available, and gives only little control over the computation and data presentation. R in contrast, is open source, highly adaptable and provides numerous utilities for data import, sophisticated statistical analysis and presentation in publication quality. This article covers methods, implemented in the MBmca package, for DNA Melting Curve Analysis on microbead surfaces. Particularly, the use of the second derivative melting peaks is suggested as an additional parameter to characterize the melting behavior of DNA duplexes. Examples of microbead surface Melting Curve Analysis on fragments of human genes are presented.

Received: 2012-09-04; online 2013-08-26
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  author = {Stefan Rödiger and Alexander Böhm and Ingolf Schimke},
  title = {{Surface Melting Curve Analysis with R}},
  year = {2013},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
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  pages = {37--52},
  volume = {5},
  number = {2}