Relationship between genomic design window size and the number of candidate probes generated by tiling. The relationship is found to be linear. Using a 3 kb input window and acceptable probe length in the range 500-1300 bp, approximately 900 candidate probes are generated. Points lying off the main line arise from probe design searches where the tiling granularity has been reduced to try to find a suitable probe in difficult to design loci.
Croning et al. BMC Genomics 2010 11:74 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-74