Agilent Technologies introduced the first whole-genome microarray for Arabidopsis thaliana research, the primary plant model used in gene-expression research, the company said.

The microarray will enable researchers to study the gene activity associated with various biological functions, stages of growth, and response to stress in the organism.

The goal of the research is to improve crop yields; enhance the quality of plant fibers, foods, and other materials; and increase plant resistance to disease and drought.

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