University of Bristol - Wheat genomics application
Discovery and development of exome-based, co-dominant single nucleotide polymorphism markers in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Read on to see how researchers led by the University of Bristol used KASP™ genotyping to validate a large number of varietal SNPs mined from UK and European cultivars of wheat.
The team created the first large scale assembly of genotyping and genetic map information for elite UK wheat varieties based on individual SNP markers, and were the first to demonstrate the use of KASP-based technology to genotype wheat cultivars and generate an extensive linkage map.
Wheat is a key food source both for humans and animals, but the modern varieties are reducing in genetic diversification. Identifying and breeding in useful genes from related species could increase its resistance to pests and diseases, and increase crop yields.
The LGC wheat genotyping panel, developed in conjunction with the University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences UK, contains over 7,000 functionally validated SNP assays that breeders and scientists can use to enable the development of precision breeding in wheat hybrids. The panel offers pre-validated assays thus facilitating cost benefits, guaranteed performance and fast delivery.