A public mid-density genotyping platform for alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

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Dongyan Zhao
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2080-8416
Katherine Mejia-Guerra
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2791-182X
Marcelo Mollinari
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7001-8498
Deborah Samac
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1847-0508
Brian Irish
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4954-6392
Kasia Heller-Uszynska
https://orcid.org/0009-0009-5536-8949
Craig Beil
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1756-9987
Moira Sheehan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3400-2165

Abstract

Small public breeding programmes have many barriers to adopting technology, particularly creating and using genetic marker panels for genomic-based decisions in selection. Here we report the creation of a DArTag panel of 3,000 loci distributed across the alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) genome for use in molecular breeding and genomic insight. The creation of this marker panel brings cost-effective and rapid genotyping capabilities to alfalfa breeding programmes. The open access provided by this platform will allow genetic data sets generated on the marker panel to be compared and joined across projects, institutions and countries. This genotyping resource has the power to make routine genotyping a reality for any breeder of alfalfa.

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Zhao, D., Mejia-Guerra, K. M., Mollinari, M., Samac, D., Irish, B., Heller-Uszynska, K., Beil, C. T. and Sheehan, M. J. (2023) “A public mid-density genotyping platform for alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)”, Genetic Resources, 4(8), pp. 55–63. doi: 10.46265/genresj.EMOR6509.
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