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 pedigres. 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.
De novo genome assemblies
Improved genomic selection and breeding utilizing high quality reference genomes