Oligonucleotide parameter distributions in the newly designed P. falciparum DNA microarray. Total 10166 oligonucleotides were designed for the P. falciprum DNA microarray. Relative abundance of the oligonucleotides is plotted along the uniqueness scores (BLAST score of the second-best target in the genome) (A) and along the GC content (B). The dotted line indicates the quality control criteria (see text) with BLAST score = 56 which corresponding to > 40% continuous match cross-hybridization and the 31.4% ± 5% interval of GC content corresponding to the targeted range. Percentages of oligonucleotides which fall within the targeted values are indicated.