This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 772787.

Common low density sheep genotype panel

Genotyping of animals is now commonplace in most jurisdictions. The cost of creating a bespoke genotype panel, however, is a function of the volume of the order; the larger the purchase order, the lower the cost. Rather than individual countries or breeds generating bespoke genotype panels and placing relatively small orders, the question was asked if the commonality across breeds and populations was sufficiently strong to create a single informative genotype panel that everyone could use. The approach to test this hypothesis is described here with the makeup of the genotype panel here.