January 11, 2010
The PFGRC announces two new microarrays available for distribution: Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli O157:H7.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) announces the addition of two new glass slide microarray resources, Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli O157:H7. The Enterococcus faecalis microarray design is described in detail here. The array consists of 6,600 unique oligos designed from the following 7 strains V583, ATCC_29200, TX1322, TX0104, HH22, TUSoD_Ef11, and OG1RF. The Escherichia coli microarray design is described in detail here. The array consists of 8,144 unique oligos designed from the following 4 strains O157:H7 EDL933, O157:H7 TW14359, O157:H7 Sakai, and O157:H7 EC4115. The Escherichia coli array design includes oligo probes for loci on the plasmids associated with each of these strains. Details with respect to the application process and review criteria for obtaining all PFGRC supported microarrays can be found at the NIAID PFGRC web site.