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LGC’s new SSR to KASP conversion service

January 30, 2017

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SSR microsatellites are tracts of repetitive DNA in which certain motifs of 2-5 base pairs are repeated between 5-50 times. They are often used in DNA profiling in kinship analysis (particularly paternity testing), forensic analysis, as well as by plant breeders in their breeding programmes.

While microsatellite studies have delivered tremendous success, the characterization of SSR markers can be a laborious and costly process.

LGC’s new SSR to KASP conversion service enables laboratories to easily convert SSR markers to new SNP genotyping markers and capitalise on the many benefits that come with working with SNPs. Those advantages include: more robust and reproducible markers, faster analysis, scalable to high throughput, and cost savings of over 44% per sample. On top of all that, clients get convenient, professional service without the need to invest in capital equipment. 

To start screening more markers faster: head here.

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