Determining the haplotypes within plants is of great value for breeders as it can aid in a variety of goals such as providing insight into genetically linked variants and reconstruction of pedigrees. The availability of this long-range information can improve the prediction of recombination, thereby allowing better selection of specific varieties for breeding. With the continuing increase in sequencing throughput and quality, it becomes economically feasible to not only assemble genomes but also to phase them into haplotypes.
Appropriate experimental design and data analysis of breeding trials are essential. Genetwister offers assistance in the designing of experiments, taking into account the breeding program’s practical considerations.