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LBNL Genomics Program Begins Using Biolog Phenotype Microarrays

NEW YORK, April 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Biolog's new Phenotype MicroArray technology has been installed and is being used at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of LBNL's Genomes to Life project, the company said today.


LBNL researchers will use the technology to understand and characterize phenotypes of bacterial strains, particularly Desulfovibrio vulgaris. The phenotypic data will be compared with comparative genomic and microarray experiments at LBNL in order to rapidly deduce stress response pathways in metal and radionuclide bacteria.


According to Biolog, of Hayward, Calif., the Phenotype MicroArrays technology allows scientists to simultaneously test hundred to thousands of traits in bacterial and fungal cells to determine changes in gene expression and the effects of drugs. The company is developing similar arrays using mammalian cell lines.

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