The threespine stickleback is one of the first first wild animal species for which any significant genomic resources were developed (see Ensembl inofrmation here). First Centre of Excellency in Evolutionary Genetics and Physiology contribution to genomic resources for sticklebacks is now out. The paper published in pages of BMC Genomics describes a ca 44000 probe (ca 20 000 gene) Aligent microarray to be utilized in studies of gene expression in this species. Follow this space – more is on the way.
Leder EH et al. (2009) A flexible whole-genome microarray for transcriptomics in three-spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). BMC Genomics 10:426.