The trait hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) tool is a web-based application and facilitates identification of the relationships of mutant traits. In order to enable HCA by mutant trait, all screening results that the RiceFOX database contains were converted from trait vocabularies to numeric values (Conversion table). The numerically-converted trait information can be applied to the HCA by optional distance and clustering methods, screening items, and related genes. Therefore, this clustering tool aids the understanding of relationships among the traits of interest.
The procedure is divided into two main steps. In the first step, in order to retrieve the observation records of the rice FOX Arabidopsis mutants, users select the generation (T1/T2), search condition (and/or), and screening items that are of interest. Next, in order to cluster the retrieved mutant line records in the first step, users choose the clustering method (average, single, complete, ward, mcquitty, median, and centroid) and distance method (manhattan, euclidean, maximum, binary, and minkowski), and then select the screening items that are to be calculated by HCA execution.
Collection of the observation records of the rice FOX mutants.
In order to collect the observation records of the rice FOX Arabidopsis mutants, users select the generation (T1/T2), search condition (and/or) and screening items.