Year : 2012 | Volume : 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 6--12
Microarray in parasitic infections
Rakesh Sehgal, Shubham Misra, Namrata Anand, Monika Sharma
Department of Parasitology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Modern biology and genomic sciences are rooted in parasitic disease research. Genome sequencing efforts have provided a wealth of new biological information that promises to have a major impact on our understanding of parasites. Microarrays provide one of the major high-throughput platforms by which this information can be exploited in the laboratory. Many excellent reviews and technique articles have recently been published on applying microarrays to organisms for which fully annotated genomes are at hand. However, many parasitologists work on organisms whose genomes have been only partially sequenced. This review is mainly focused on how to use microarray in these situations.