SAN DIEGO – By April 1, Affymetrix will commence shipment of four new high-density SNP genotyping arrays for wheat, salmon, maize, and rose research, as well as a lower-density array for wheat breeders.

The new product releases, featured during a company workshop at the Plant and Animal Genome conference held here this week, are part of the microarray vendors' ongoing overtures to the agbio community, a market segment that is driving, in part, sales of its high-throughput Axiom platform.

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