UNIT 22.1 Overview of DNA Microarrays: Types, Applications, and Their Future
Published Online: 1 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Bumgarner, R. 2013. Overview of DNA Microarrays: Types, Applications, and Their Future. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 101:22.1:22.1.1–22.1.11.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2013
- Published Print: JAN 2013
This unit provides an overview of DNA microarrays. Microarrays are a technology in which thousands of nucleic acids are bound to a surface and are used to measure the relative concentration of nucleic acid sequences in a mixture via hybridization and subsequent detection of the hybridization events. This overview first discusses the history of microarrays and the antecedent technologies that led to their development. This is followed by discussion of the methods of manufacture of microarrays and the most common biological applications. The unit ends with a brief description of the limitations of microarrays and discusses how microarrays are being rapidly replaced by DNA sequencing technologies. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 101:22.1.1–22.1.11. © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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