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Efficient SNP Discovery by Combining Microarray and Lab-on-a-Chip Data for Animal Breeding and Selection

Department of Animal Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Department of Animal Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei 11114, Taiwan
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Jari Louhelainen
Microarrays 2015, 4(4), 570-595;
Received: 4 August 2015 / Revised: 16 October 2015 / Accepted: 28 October 2015 / Published: 16 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SNP Array)
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The genetic markers associated with economic traits have been widely explored for animal breeding. Among these markers, single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) are gradually becoming a prevalent and effective evaluation tool. Since SNPs only focus on the genetic sequences of interest, it thereby reduces the evaluation time and cost. Compared to traditional approaches, SNP genotyping techniques incorporate informative genetic background, improve the breeding prediction accuracy and acquiesce breeding quality on the farm. This article therefore reviews the typical procedures of animal breeding using SNPs and the current status of related techniques. The associated SNP information and genotyping techniques, including microarray and Lab-on-a-Chip based platforms, along with their potential are highlighted. Examples in pig and poultry with different SNP loci linked to high economic trait values are given. The recommendations for utilizing SNP genotyping in nimal breeding are summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic traits; swine; chicken; marker-assisted selection (MAS) economic traits; swine; chicken; marker-assisted selection (MAS)

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Huang, C.-W.; Lin, Y.-T.; Ding, S.-T.; Lo, L.-L.; Wang, P.-H.; Lin, E.-C.; Liu, F.-W.; Lu, Y.-W. Efficient SNP Discovery by Combining Microarray and Lab-on-a-Chip Data for Animal Breeding and Selection. Microarrays 2015, 4, 570-595.

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