Mid-density genotyping services

Pigeonpea mid-density genotyping services

Genomics interventions in pigeonpea during the last decade, in particular the availability of a reference genome (Varshney et al. 2012) and whole genome sequence data on multiple lines, have enhanced the level of crop improvement(Varshney et al. 2017; Saxena et al. 2021). Cost-effective genotyping platforms are required to deploy genomics assisted breeding in routine crop improvement programs. Therefore, a mid-density genotyping platform has been developed targeting pigeonpea.

Rice mid-density genotyping service

The 1k RiCA panel for rice is the mid-density genotyping panel developed at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to enable affordable, efficient genomic selection. It has been implemented at several service providers and platforms, but currently is offered at Agriplex and DArT. Both platforms use custom amplicon workflows that reliably deliver almost all markers from all samples.

Groundnut mid-density genotyping services

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), also known as peanut, is cultivated over 34.1 million hectares with an annual production of 66.3 million tonnes (FAOSTAT, 2020). The availability of reference genomes for both the subspecies (A. hypogaea ssp fastigiata and A. hypogaea ssp hypogaea) of cultivated groundnut in 2019 have boosted more precise genomic studies and higher integration of genomic tools in the modern breeding programs across the world (Pandey et al. 2020).