The availability of a high-quality, chromosome-level reference genome accelerates breeding programs. A reference genome assembled to large scaffolds or even full-length chromosomes reveals the genome architecture as well as locations of specific genes and markers. Insight into gene order allows QTL analyses to be performed without the need of a physical map. Additionally, questions involving structural variant detection can be answered, facilitating prediction of recombination frequencies along the genome. A high-quality reference genome is also a valuable addition to breeding programs involving commercial varieties that lack specific traits that are available in wild germplasm.
Distributed Analysis Computing
At Genetwister, tools are developed using distributed computing models and technologies like Spark and Hadoop.