NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm said this week that the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission genetic laboratory is using its integrated fluidic circuit technology to conduct genetic research on salmon in the Columbia River.
The CRITFC will use Fluidigm’s 96.96 Dynamic Array and EP1 System to conduct the research. According to Fluidigm, a fully configured EP1 System is capable of processing more than 200,000 genotypes per day using TaqMan assays.
Shawn Narum, CRITFC lead geneticist, said in a statement that his organization will use the technology to get a better understanding of the diversity, adaptation, and dispersal of fish populations. He added that the genetic signatures identified during the research “may be used to identify unknown origin fish during migration or in fisheries harvest.”