This article has been updated to include comments from Affymetrix.

Earlier this year, a team of researchers introduced the highest-density microarray to date for studying lettuce.

Manufactured by Affymetrix, the 6.5-million-feature array was designed for polymorphism discovery and genotyping, as well as for analyzing gene expression in four species of the crop.

The chip was profiled in BMC Genomics in May, but by that time the tool was already obsolete.

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