Definition of microarray in English:


Syllabification: mi·cro·ar·ray
Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrō-əˌrā


  • A grid of DNA segments of known sequence that is used to test and map DNA fragments, antibodies, or proteins.
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    • This may require assaying a range of enzymes, and will increasingly involve transcriptome analysis on DNA microarrays, or proteome analysis.
    • For future studies, whether using microarrays, proteomics or genetics, I believe it is essential that this requirement is met and it is now the time to develop large-scale annotation programmes.
    • Note that gene microarrays have gotten so powerful that these researchers were able to check the expression levels of all the known genes in a human cell.

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