A main breeders challenge is matching genetics to multiple markets requirements and in multiple growing environments. Genomic selection (GS) is an innovative and advanced method that can be used in this context. The method uses whole-genome marker information combined with phenotype information to assist breeders in selecting the very best individuals for the next generation based on their genetic potential while decreasing the generation interval. In the coming years, GS will have major implications as genetic evaluation system to increase the speed of genetic improvement.
Long Read Sequencing
Using state-of-the-art technologies such as long read sequencing technologies allows Genetwister to build high quality genome assemblies of novel species and obtain long range genomic information such as haplotypes and structural variants.