Distribution of microarray experiments by type. Summary of the 786 microarray datasets for human, mouse, rat, and yeast in the Gene Expression Omnibus as of August 2005. As can be seen, 27.5% of the sets are time series experiments with 3–8 time points. All of these sets were labeled as either time, development, or age in the database. An additional 1% percent contains other types of sequential experiments including dose or temperature response, with 3–8 different levels.
Ernst and Bar-Joseph BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7:191 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-191