Plant Biotechnology
Online ISSN : 1347-6114
Print ISSN : 1342-4580
ISSN-L : 1342-4580
MatchedIonsFinder: A software tool for revising alignment matrices of spectrograms from liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
Naoki YamamotoTatsuya SuzukiTakeshi AraNozomu SakuraiSayaka ShinpoYoshihiko MorishitaRyosuke SasakiTaneaki TsuganeHideyuki SuzukiDaisuke Shibata
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2012 Volume 29 Issue 1 Pages 109-113


Several software programs that facilitate processing of data from multiple spectrograms obtained by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry are available; these programs align features of the ions identified in separate samples into a matrix for further computational analysis. Generally, most alignments within a given matrix are correct, but some alignments seem incorrect, and incorrect alignments must be revised manually. Here, we developed a software tool, MatchedIonsFinder, that revises alignments using a defined algorithm. This program was used to revise an aligned matrix of tomato fruit metabolite ions produced by metabolome analysis software. The matrix revised using the program was comparable to the matrix that was revised manually.

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