Xelect Ltd

Xelect Ltd is a spin-out company from the University of St Andrews in Scotland providing a range of quality genetic services to the aquaculture industry, 


Our core business is the development of genetic markers for broodstock selection. Markers for superior production traits in Atlantic salmon and Nile tilapia are available for licensing worldwide. Xelect has a strong pipeline of markers in development for other traits and species such as rainbow trout, coho salmon and barramundi. We also offer a comprehensive genotyping service including relatedness analysis, sex determination, stock tracing and disease identification.


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Conservation and environmental monitoring

Xelect also provides genetic services to academia, government agencies and industry at competitive rates in the field of conservation genetics and environmental monitoring, including DNA barcoding for species identification and eDNA analysis.

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