February 11, 2020
US company launches genotyping tool for vannamei shrimp
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT) has launched the AQUAarray HD [vannamei], a universally applicable tool incorporating the latest advancements in genetic marker information for whiteleg shrimp.
"CAT is proud to offer practical tools that accelerate genetic improvement in aquaculture. When we combine the flexibility of this array with the analytical expertise of the CAT Genetics team, we are able to provide our partners and clients with results that they can use to increase the accuracy of selective breeding," said VP of business development, Debbie Plouffe. "The price point of the AQUAarray HD [vannamei] allows any sized shrimp breeding company in the world to leverage the benefits of genomic selection for genetic improvement."
Developed in collaboration with Neogen, the AQUAarray HD [vannamei] is the first product to be released in the AQUAarray line and can be used for a variety of applications including parentage assignment, assessment of genetic diversity, traceability, and genomic selection.