Historically, array-based approaches to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) screening have been the method of choice in analyzing and associating traits with regions of the genome for many plants and animals. As sequencing costs continue to decline, researchers are developing new approaches that leverage next-generation sequencing (NGS) for genotyping.
Genotyping by sequencing, or next-generation genotyping, is a genetic screening method for discovering novel plant and animal SNPs and performing genotyping studies. For some applications, such as genotype screening and genetic mapping, sequence-based genotyping provides a lower-cost alternative to arrays for studying genetic variation.
Genotyping by sequencing is cost-effective for populations with complex genomes or limited available resources. Techniques include amplicon-based targeted sequencing, hybridization-based enrichment sequencing, and restriction enzyme reduced representation sequence-based genotyping.
Various sequence-based genotyping approaches have been developed.1–4 Enrichment methods are useful for plants, which often contain duplicated areas of the genome. Restriction enzyme methods are advantageous for species where there is no prior knowledge of the genome.
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AgResearch uses genotyping by sequencing to overcome cost and resource hurdles associated with genomic selection of minor livestock species, such as the Meredith Dairy goat herd.Read Interview
Illumina sequencing by synthesis (SBS) chemistry is the most widely adopted NGS technology, generating approximately 90% of global sequencing data.*
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For small genomes (eg, Drosophila) or high-profile research species (eg, Arabidopsis), genotyping and variant screening can be completed using standard whole-genome sequencing or resequencing methods relative to a reference. Low-depth sequencing can be used for phylogenetic or comparative analyses.Learn More
NGS technology can benefit agricultural studies of plants and animals, whether it is used for de novo sequencing, transcriptome analysis, genotyping by sequencing, or metagenomics. Learn more about plant and animal sequencing.
The application of genomics in commercial agriculture is helping breeders and researchers perform trait screening, parentage testing, and more. Learn more about commercial agriculture and genomics.
*Data calculations on file. Illumina, Inc., 2015