The Description pane is located in the lower left of the main window. It shows information about the item highlighted in the navigator pane, or a gene highlighted in a table or on a plot. This information can include:
Name of dataset, experiment, gene (name possibly truncated), or gene list,
Gene ID type,
Gene list description,
Number of genes,
Number of samples.
In GeneLinkerô, we refer to a dataset which has both treatment and control values stored as Two-Color Data. In the description pane for such a dataset it will say Two Channels Available: Yes. If the description pane does not say this, then GeneLinkerô does not have the required two values for each spot and cannot treat the data as Two-Color Data. If you believe you imported two-color data but the description pane says Two Channels Available: No, re-examine your data and your choice of a data import template. Two-Color Data can be imported using GenePix, Quantarray and Scanarray templates, but not all templates of those types import two-color data.
Changing the Height of the Description Pane
Click and hold the border between the navigator and the description pane. Drag up to increase the description pane height, drag down to shrink it.
Hiding the Description Pane
Click down arrow on top border of Description pane. The navigator is extended to the bottom of the window. The Description pane (below the navigator) is reduced to a thick border with an up and a down arrow on it.
Restoring the Description Pane
Click on the up arrow on the thick border that is the Description pane below the navigator. The Description pane is restored to the size it was before it was hidden.
Viewing Experiment Parameters