U of Alberta Researchers Design SNP Array to Study Canadian Polar Bear Populations | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team at the University of Alberta has designed a 9,000-SNP Illumina Infinium BeadChip for studying polar bears.

Using the new genomic research tool, the researchers aim to investigate the fine-scale population structure among Canadian polar bears and to study the genomic architecture of phenotypic traits in the Western Hudson Bay subpopulation of bears, according to a new paper in the journal Molecular Ecology Resources.

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