GLOSSARY: Microarrays

Microarrays are defined as plates or slides dotted with a grid of individual DNAs, cDNAs, or gene-specific, single-stranded sequence (oligonucleotide) that assays large amounts of biological material using high-throughput screening methods. Types of microarrays include: DNA microarrays, MMChips, Protein microarrays, Tissue microarrays, Cellular microarrays (also called transfection microarrays), Chemical compound microarrays, Antibody microarrays and Carbohydrate arrays (glycoarrays).