The Center for Aquaculture Technologies

Genotyping Service


Using genetic markers rather than physical tags to assign parentage in order to reliably assess family effects on measurable traits circumvents many of the issues associated with conventional tagging systems. In addition, there is a growing interest in the use of genotyping for traceability and food safety, to study evolutionary biology or for identification of genetic markers that are associated with different phenotypic traits.

Custom Assays

CAT can help identify and develop custom genotyping assays for client- specific needs, including establishing optimal DNA isolation procedures, assay design and validation, and data analyses.

CAT provides genotyping services to the aquaculture community for use in multiple applications including:

  • Parentage Assignment in Selective Breeding Programs
  • Marker Assisted Selection for Desirable Traits
  • Traceability and Food Safety
  • Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

SNP Advantages

  • Large numbers of SNPs uniformly distributed across genomes
  • Accurate and reliable automated scoring
  • Consistent assay and data transfer among laboratories
  • Large numbers of SNP assays can be multiplexed on high-throughput screening platforms
  • SNPs are strongly associated with phenotypic traits used in marker-assisted selection (MAS) studies


CAT utilizes a suite of platforms to provide flexible, cost effective, SNP genotyping for species of interest.

CAT’s Genotyping Platforms provide:

  • Decreased cost per sample compared to other SNP genotyping platforms
  • Medium to high-throughout workflow
  • Excellent data quality and consistent call rates
  • Flexibility in marker panels for client specific applications

SNP Arrays:

  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Pacific White Shrimp
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bluefin Tuna
  • Sea Bass
  • Sea Bream
  • Sturgeon
  • Redfish
  • Pacific Oyster
  • Eastern Oyster
  • Red Snapper
  • Cobia
  • Yellowtail
  • Tilapia
  • Red Drum

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