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Analytical Services
   
     
Genotyping    

Genotyping or DNA fingerprinting has quickly become an important tool to assist in the identification and tracking of living things, from bacteria, to plants to humans. Not just a tool for use in CSI, genotyping has many uses in agriculture, aquaculture and wildlife management from identification of individual animals and assignment of parentage, to determining the origin population of individuals or as a genetic tag for animal and material traceability. Among the most current applications of genotyping include the correlation of specific genes and gene variations with quantitative and economically important traits that can be used to enhance the rate of selection in breeding programs.

Genotyping Services
Our state of the art molecular biology lab employs low to high throughput DNA extraction methods to prepare your samples for microsatellite/STR genotyping or SNP genotyping using the latest and most flexible instrumentation platforms that include:

  • Microsatellite or STR-based genotyping using ABI 3130XL
  • SNP genotyping using the Agena Mass Arra

Existing Marker Panels

  • Atlantic salmon continent of origin (King 7)
  • Atlantic salmon panels for parentage assignment and traceability
  • Atlantic cod
  • Haddock
  • Moose
  • White tailed and Mule Deer
  • Human

Custom Marker Panels
If you are in need of a marker panel for your species of interest, we can help you develop a robust and efficient panel to suit your needs.  Alternatively, if you have a panel of your own design that you would like run on your samples, we can also help you with that. 

Downstream Assistance
We can help you use genotype information to develop or enhance broodstock, trace stocks within your production system, and help develop a database to store the molecular fingerprints of your genetic material for use in germline identification. 

We provide:

  • Fast, accurate genotyping
  • Sample archiving
  • Competitive pricing
  • Strict client confidentiality
  • Data interpretation
  • Certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
 

 

   
CONTACT
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Sherry Binette
Molecular Biology Technician
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

Dr. Ben Forward
Department Head, Food, Fisheries & Aquaculture
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

 
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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Contract Genotyping (PDF)

 
   
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