Whole-Genome Microarrays: Applications and Technical Issues

  • Brian D. Gregory
  • Dmitry A. Belostotsky
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 553)


DNA microarrays have become a mainstream tool in experimental plant biology. The constant improvements in the technological platforms have enabled the development of the tiling DNA microarrays that cover the whole genome, which in turn catalyzed the wide variety of creative applications of such microarrays in the areas as diverse as global studies of genetic variation, DNA-binding proteins, DNA methylation, and chromatin and transcriptome dynamics. This chapter attempts to summarize such applications as well as discusses some technical and strategic issues that are particular to the use of tiling microarrays.

Key words

Tiling arrays transcriptome tilemap Arabidopsis rice 



Research on plant gene expression in the Belostotsky lab is supported by USDA (award 2007-35301-18207), the National Science Foundation (awards MCB-0424651 and DBI-0724168), and BARD (award 3756-05). B.D.G. is a Damon Runyon Fellow, supported by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian D. Gregory
    • 1
  • Dmitry A. Belostotsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Biology LaboratoryThe Salk Institute for Biological StudiesLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of Missouri Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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