The rhesus macaque, Macaca mulatta, is an important model organism for human disease research. The GeneChip™ Rhesus Macaque Genome Array enables researcher to study gene expression in the rhesus animal model by simultaneously interrogating over 47,000 M. mulatta transcripts. Additionally, the Rhesus Genome Array contains several relevant viral organisms for studying host-disease immune response.
The sequence information for this array was selected from public data sources including data from the University of Nebraska, the Baylor School of Medicine - Rhesus Macaque Whole Genome Shotgun Assembly (October 1, 2004), and GenBank™ STSs, ESTs, and mRNAs up to March 30, 2005. Additionally, probe sets were designed to interrogate rhesus transcripts orthologous to the 3' end of human transcripts (GeneChip Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array and RefSeq sequences up to March 2005).
Acknowledgements: We would like to acknowledge Dr. Rob Norgren from the University of Nebraska for his invaluable input into the design of the Rhesus Genome Array.
Instrument and Software Requirements • GeneChip Scanner 3000, enabled for High-Resolution Scanning* or GeneChip Scanner 3000 7G • GeneChip Operating Software (GCOS) v1.1.1, which contains the High-Resolution Scanning Update
* GeneChip Scanner 3000 High-Resolution Update is standard on all instruments shipped starting in September 2003 with serial number series 502. Previous versions, such as serial number series 501, will require the GeneChip Scanner 3000 High-Resolution Update, Catalog Number 00-0110, to be installed.
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