Optimizing a genotyping strategy for genomic selection and implementing it successfully in a crop-breeding program requires extensive resources and constant attention to detail. NRGene thus developed SNPer as a customized genotyping solution in which genotyping and imputation are optimized within an individual breeding program to maximize the genetic data gained from a minimal number of SNPs genotyped.
The informativeness of the genetic data translates into higher prediction accuracy while the cost is greatly reduced. This technology is critical to the industry as many companies perform genotyping as part of their breeding program, and by using NRGene’s technology, such companies can develop and release new elite varieties faster to the market.
In addition, NRGene launched a derivative product called SNPro, featuring a pre-designed, complete genotyping solution that combines low-density genotyping with high-density imputation to an industry-standard panel. SNPro products were developed for soybean and canola and are available for immediate use. Together, these two innovations are generating an impact on seed companies by reducing their costs and thus boosting corporate earnings.