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W617: Accelerating genetic gains in crop breeding in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia by improving access and affordability to high throughput genotyping

Ng, E.H., Bohar, R., Kigoni, M., Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Olsen, M., Stolt, P. and Vanroggen, P. (2019) W617: Accelerating genetic gains in crop breeding in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia by improving access and affordability to high throughput genotyping. In: Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXVII, 12 - 16 January 2019, San Diego, CA

Abstract

High Throughput Genotyping (HTPG) Project is a new initiative funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide low cost genotyping to all CGIAR and NARs users via outsourcing. The project is led by ICRISAT and it is one of the flagship projects under module 3 (genotyping and sequencing) of the newly conceived Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB). Under the HTPG service agreement, more than 40 public institutions globally (16+ species) are listed as key users for the SNPLine genotyping platform. Primary objective of the project is to broker access of the latest genotyping platform to a wide user group at a reduced cost via sample aggregation. For $1.50 to $2.00 per sample, user can have DNA extraction, DNA QC, 10 KASP marker genotyping and post-genotyping data curation within a two weeks turnaround time. The project is also working closely with various stakeholders within the EiB platform to integrate genotyping results with breeding management systems and molecular database. The aim is to enable timely and seamless decision making in breeding programs to accelerate the rate of genetic gain. HTPG project is unique in the sense that it brings together all the latest developments in molecular markers globally under one unified platform and enables timely access to all parties, private sectors included, to facilitate greater interdisciplinary collaboration for a stronger breeding networks. In 2019, HTPG project will revise its existing pricing structure to provide more competitive options for users seeking greater flexibility in marker selection and at a higher density than the existing 10 SNPs setup, specifically targeting applications such as QC and background recovery in breeding programs. Building on the current HTPG mode of operation, a higher density genotyping service agreement (1000- 5000 density) is under negotiation and expected to become available in 2019.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Conference Website: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxvii/meetingapp.cgi/Pa...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60474
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