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The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: Community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution

Kirstin Replogle19, Arthur P Arnold2, Gregory F Ball3, Mark Band8, Staffan Bensch11, Eliot A Brenowitz4, Shu Dong1, Jenny Drnevich8, Margaret Ferris12, Julia M George5, George Gong8, Dennis Hasselquist11, Alvaro G Hernandez8, Ryan Kim8, Harris A Lewin109, Lei Liu8, Peter V Lovell6, Claudio V Mello6, Sara Naurin11, Sandra Rodriguez-Zas10, Jyothi Thimmapuram8, Juli Wade7 and David F Clayton1129*

Author Affiliations

1 Cell & Developmental Biology, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

2 Physiological Sci., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3 Psychological & Brain Sci., Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA

4 Psychology, Biology, and Bloedel Hearing Research Center, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

5 Mol. & Integrative Physiology, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

6 Neurological Sci. Inst., Oregon Hlth. Sci. Univ., Beaverton, OR, USA

7 Psychology, Zoology & Neuroscience, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, USA

8 W.M. Keck Center for Comparative & Functional Genomics, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

9 Institute for Genomic Biology, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

10 Animal Sciences, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

11 Animal Ecology, Lund University, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden

12 Neuroscience Program, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

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BMC Genomics 2008, 9:131  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-131

Published: 18 March 2008

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Additional File 1:

SoNG20K. Annotation of the SoNG 20 K array. standard GAL file format describing each spot on the 20 K microarray, 20215 rows × 6 columns. Rows 1–55 describe block organization. Rows 56-20215 describe the 20160 features (spots) on the array (see Table 4). Columns 1–3 define feature position. Column four gives the unique identifier for the feature. Column five gives the "custom annotation" name for that spotted DNA, based on the Build 3 annotation (described in Tables 3). Column six identifies the source of the information used for that custom annotation.

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Additional File 2:

SoNGcall. CALL FOR PROPOSALS for USE OF MICROARRAY RESOURCES. Document distributed on Oct. 15, 2004, describing the overall goals and administrative organization of the Songbird Neurogenomics Initiative.

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