Development and testing of a high-density cDNA microarray resource for cattle

Steven P. Suchyta, Sue Sipkovsky, Rachael Kruska, Abra Jeffers, Amanda McNulty, Matthew J. Coussens, Robert J. Tempelman, Robert G. Halgren, Peter M. Saama, Dale E. Bauman, Yves R. Boisclair, Jeanne L. Burton, Robert J. Collier, Edward J. DePeters, Theodore A. Ferris, Matthew C. Lucy, Mark A. McGuire, Juan F. Medrano, Thomas R. Overton, Timothy P. SmithGeorge W. Smith, Tad S. Sonstegard, James N. Spain, Donald E. Spiers, Jianbo Yao, Paul M. Coussens

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A cDNA microarray resource has been developed with the goal of providing integrated functional genomics resources for cattle. The National Bovine Functional Genomics Consortium's (NBFGC) expressed sequence tag (EST) collection was established in 2001 to develop resources for functional genomics research. The NBFGC EST collection and microarray contains 18,263 unique transcripts, derived from many different tissue types and various physiologically important states within these tissues. The NBFGC microarray has been tested for false-positive rates using self-self hybridizations and was shown to yield robust results in test microarray experiments. A web-accessible database has been established to provide pertinent data related to NBFGC clones, including sequence data, BLAST results, and ontology information. The NBFGC microarray represents the largest cDNA microarray for a livestock species prepared to date and should prove to be a valuable tool in studying genome-wide gene expression in cattle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalPhysiological Genomics
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Bovine
  • Expressed sequence tag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Genetics


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