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St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, 195251 St. Petersburg, Russia
We present a novel tool for processing and analysis of images of gene expression patterns stored in a relational database. This tool, known as ImageServer, is portable across different software/hardware platforms and supports both basic and subject domain oriented operations on images. The tool is used to process and analyze images stored in FlyEx database (http://urchin.spbcas.ru/flyex); software and documentation are available for download from http://urchin.spbcas.ru/downloads/IS/IS.htm.