Traits that are very important but are difficult to select by phenotype can be mapped or identified using appropriate phenotypic, genotypic and statistical analyses. We can help you select desired traits at the molecular level so you can develop a higher number of superior varieties in a shorter time period while protecting your unique, superior traits.
Eurofins STA Genetic Services can identify DNA markers that span a plants genome based on your specific population(s). When analyzed on a segregating or recombinant inbred population along with appropriate phenotypic data, genomic regions can be identified which contribute to a specific phenotype. The phenotype or trait could be a quantitative trait implying many genes could contribute to the phenotype or a qualitative trait resulting from one or two major genes.
Like all of Eurofins STA services, our genetics scientists will work closely with you to determine the best population type to work with, number of individuals to test, number of markers to apply, and other unique aspects of your breeding program to help ensure you accomplish your program goals.
Call Gene Hookstra, Ph.D. at 800.426.9124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about Eurofins STA Genetics Services QTL approaches.