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February 7, 2014


Using Genetic Markers to Determine Dams and Sires


From Abstract: This study compares two technologies on their ability to accurately determine giant tiger (Penaeus monodon) shrimp parentage. The researchers concluded that: “Compared with the microsatellite panel, custom-built SNP panels, whether they operate as single panels, or as a combined panel, have improved power to perform dam and sire assignment to progeny and provide faster turnaround time as they are compatible with Sequenom® chemistry.”


Source: Aquaculture Research.  Comparison of Microsatellite and SNP DNA Markers for Pedigree Assignment in Black Tiger Shrimp, Penaeus monodon.  Melony Sellars (email, CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia), Leanne Dierens, Sean McWilliam, Bryce Little, Brian Murphy, Greg Coman, William Barendse and John Henshall.  Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 417–426, February 2014.

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