Norwegian selective breeding company Aqua Gen and researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Science's Center for Integrative Genomics, or CIGENE, hope to use a custom high-density Affymetrix genotyping array to improve the breeding of Atlantic salmon.

Aqua Gen, CIGENE, and Affy disclosed the development of the new tool in a statement this week. The HD array, which contains 923,627 SNPs from the Atlantic salmon, or Salmo salar, genome, has already been used to genotype 380 samples, according to Sigbjørn Lien, CIGENE's assistant director.

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