Abstract: Motivation: A formidable challenge in the analysis of microarray data is the identification of those genes that exhibit differential expression. The objectives of this research were to examine the utility of simple ANOVA, one sided t tests, natural log transformation, and a generalized experiment wise error rate methodology for analysis of such experiments. As a test case, we analyzed a Affymetrix GeneChip microarray experiment designed to test for the effect of a CHD3 chromatin remodeling factor, PICKLE, and an inhibitor of the plant hormone gibberellin (GA), on the expression of 8256 Arabidopsis thaliana genes. Results: The GFWER(k) is defined as the probability of rejecting k or more true null hypothesis at a given p level. Computing probabilities by GFWER(k) was shown to be simple to apply and, depending on the value of k, can greatly increase power. A k value as small as 2 or 3 was concluded to be adequate for large or small experiments respectively. A one sided ttest along with GFWER(2)=.05 identified 43 genes as exhibiting PICKLEdependent expression. Expression of all 43 genes was re-examined by qRTPCR, of which 36 (83.7%) were confirmed to exhibit PICKLE-dependent expression.