Application of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) methodology in biological studies on marine resources : sex determination of Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816)
Lustres-Pérez, Vicente
Rodríguez-Álvarez, María Xosé
Pazos Pata, María
Fernández-Pulpeiro, Eugenio
Cadarso-Suárez, Carmen
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Date: 2010
Abstract: The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve is usually used in biomedicine as an indicator of the accuracy of diagnostic tests. However, this measure of discrimination has been little used in other areas, such as animal biology or ecology. We present a novel application of an ROC analysis in which gonad colour was used to determine the sex of Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816), a sea urchin of considerable commercial interest. A better classifier than gonad colour was obtained by transforming these colours through flexible logistic generalized additive models.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Subject: ROC ; GAM ; Paracentrotus lividus ; Bootstrap
Published in: SORT : statistics and operations research transactions, Vol. 34, Núm. 2 (July-December 2010) , p. 239-248, ISSN 2013-8830

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