The Axiom 384HT genotyping format from Affymetrix Inc. is a cost-effective, high-throughput format for genotyping in which 384 samples are simultaneously processed with 384 discrete microarrays in a microplate format analyzing up to 50,000 SNPs per sample. The array content of the new Axiom 384HT format is fully customizable, supporting applications ranging from detailed assessment of human disease to high-throughput agricultural screening and marker-assisted breeding. This new 384-array format runs seamlessly on the existing GeneTitan Multichannel Instrument, providing researchers with a flexible choice of array formats on a single automated platform for highly cost-effective identification, validation, and screening of complex genetic traits. The new format addresses a current market need by providing scientists with a very economical method of quickly genotyping samples across up to 50,000 markers. Scientists can transfer content from Axiom 96-layout arrays used in sequencing validation and GWAS studies to Axiom 384-layout arrays with 100 percent fidelity and functionality. The high-throughput assay combined with the Axiom software for automated genotype calling in diploid and complex polyploid species offers an elegant and superior platform for routine genotyping applications.
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