Table 1

Microarray platform characteristics

Platform

Technology

Sample labelling

Sample requirement

Number of features

Median probe spacing

Analysis


Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0

Oligonucleotide (25 nt)

PCR reduction

0.5 μg

1,852 k

< 700 bp

DNA copy number and LOH


Agilent Human Genome CGH 244A

Oligonucleotide (60 nt)

Whole genome

0.5-1 μg

236 k

8,900 bp

DNA copy number


Illumina HumanExon510s-duo

Oligonucleotide (25 nt)

PCR reduction

0.75 μg

511 k

3,200 bp

DNA copy number and LOH


Nimblegen HG18 CGH 385 k WG Tiling v1.0

Oligonucleotide (50-75 nt)

Whole genome

1 μg

385 k

6,270 bp

DNA copy number


Characteristics of the different high-resolution microarray platforms evaluated.

Kresse et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:223   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-223

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