GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery

GENIALG Seminar at SAMS February 2019

Scottish Association For Marine Science Seminar | Kelp breeding, GENIALG, and GWAS, what’s the (G) point? – Dr Claire Gachon

The GENIALG project aims to characterize the natural diversity of the sugar kelp Saccharina latissima and to initiate a genome-enabled selective breeding program in order to improve the productivity and the composition of strains used in aquaculture. Here, Dr Gachon presents their progress on developing genetic, genomic and phenomic tools on Saccharina, as well as the model brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. In particular, Dr Gachon introduces their strategy to detect quantitative trait loci (QTLs) correlated with disease resistance, and an ongoing Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to exploit the natural genotypic and phenotypic polymorphism of wild populations.

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