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New genotyping tool for shrimp

February 7, 2020  By Hatchery International staff

The Center of Aquaculture Technologies takes genotyping to the next level with almost 50,000 genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in one applicable tool.

AQUAarray HD (vannamei) incorporates the latest advancements in shrimp genetic marker information with the analytical expertise of the Center’s team of genetics experts to provide users with solutions for shrimp breeding.

This genotyping tool was developped in collaboration with Neogen, an aquaculture genome analysis service based in Lincoln, Nevada, USA, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

AQUAarray HD includes 6,500 published proven SNPs for genome-wide association study and genomic selection. It has 43,474 high-quality SNPs from various geographic regions, and 60 putative functional SNPs for ammonia tolerance, growth and disease resistance. The SNPs are strategically spaced across the mapped shrimp genome.


The Centre’s new genotyping tool can help shrimp hatcheries track parentage, assess genetic diversity, marker assisted selection, traceability and many other applications.


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