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Ongoing project

Developing a rapid low-cost method for genotyping by sequencing (AS22000)

Key research provider: The University of Queensland

What is it all about?

This program is developing a rapid, accurate, cost-efficient genotyping platform for assessing DNA variation. Reducing commercial genotyping costs will provide an invaluable service that will rapidly accelerate breeding program outcomes in Australian horticulture.

The outputs from this project will enable plant breeders and industry to screen candidate breeding material more cost-efficiently for selection and verify the identity of specific varieties. This will allow plant breeders to make more significant gains (as more candidates can be tested) and accelerate generation turnover to deliver outputs more quickly.

Additionally, it will offer a genotyping solution for breeding initiatives that may not otherwise be able to integrate genotyping into standard breeding approaches, offering significant benefits to smaller as well as larger, well-resourced breeding programs.