The Affymetrix Axiom whole genome chicken array includes 580,961 highly polymorphic genetic variants chosen from a screening of 1.8M markers. SNP discovery was carried out by resequencing 243 chickens from 24 lines representing both elite commercial and experimental lines.
Applications of Chicken Genotyping Array:
- Genome-wide association studies
- High-resolution genetic mapping
- Mendelian trait mapping
- Diversity analysis in indigenous chickens
- Selection signature analysis