Molecular breeding can significantly reduce the cost and time required to deliver improved plant and animal species for agricultural use. Advancements in genomic technologies are accelerating these breeding programs by enabling higher-throughput genotyping across large populations than ever before. Applied Biosystems AgriSeqTM targeted genotyping by sequencing (GBS) solutions are our latest innovation that helps our customers economically deliver high-throughput plant and animal genotypes.
The AgriSeq targeted GBS solution utilizes a highly efficient multiplexed PCR chemistry where hundreds to thousands of markers can be targeted and uniformly amplified in a single reaction. The amplicon libraries can then be barcoded and pooled for simultaneous sequencing of hundreds of samples on the Ion Torrent suite of next-generation sequencing (NGS) instruments. One of the powers of this technology is its capability to support multiple types of markers including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), multiple nucleotide polymorphisms (MNPs), insertions and deletions (InDels), and other structural variants (e.g. inversions, duplications). At a cost of pennies or less per genotype, AgriSeq targeted GBS is capable of generating up to 2.6 million genotypes per day from high-quality NGS data. Whether you’re looking to achieve more accurate marker-assisted breeding selection, or to improve your livestock parentage discrimination and trait monitoring, our solutions can help advance your plant and animal breeding programs.
The talk will detail how AgriSeq™ targeted GBS is successfully being used as a high throughput, customizable and cost-effective genotyping solution in aquaculture, animal and plant breeding studies, parentage testing and genetic purity.