NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — A research team has developed a high-density SNP genotyping array for genotyping maize. With more than 600,000 markers, the chip is the first of its kind for crop researchers and could provide a new tool for diverse applications, including genomic selection, genome-wide association studies, population genetics, and fine mapping.

The Affymetrix-manufactured SNP chip, called the Axiom Maize Genotyping Array, is described in a new paper in the journal BMC Genomics.

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