We have now added brown trout, Salmo trutta, to our range of genetic relatedness and parentage assignment services.
We have now added brown trout, Salmo trutta, to our range of genetic relatedness and parentage assignment services. We already offer the service for Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout and will be launching the service for Arctic charr and hybrids very soon.
Our service enables rapid and accurate mapping of genetic relatedness between potential broodstock, allowing the selection of the optimal animals for a healthy breeding programme. Maximising genetic diversity between parents is a crucial part of animal breeding, especially when selecting for desired traits.
We also provide parentage assignment of offspring, meaning samples as early as eyed embryos can be allocated into sib and half-sib groups and parents identified from a list of candidates.
March 2018 - Cromaris, the leading Croatian bass and bream producer, has chosen Scotland’s Xelect Ltd as their provider of genetic services. Xelect will provide a complete package of genetic management to the selective breeding program in support of Cromaris’ continued advances in product quality, welfare and sustainability.
New Zealand King Salmon, the producers of the internationally renowned Ōra King breed have chosen Scotland’s Xelect Ltd as their provider of genetic breeding program management for the next 4 years, after an extensive worldwide search.
Xelect has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board as part of its “Technology Inspired Feasibility Studies – Biosciences” scheme to develop “Automated image analysis of muscle phenotypes for genetic marker discovery in Atlantic salmon”. The project commences in August and will run for 4 months”.