Lifeasible Offers One-stop Services in GWAS Plant Breeding

Published Jan 21 



Lifeasible, a plant biotechnology company offering a wide array of molecular breeding services, with the goal to help plant breeders identify and introduce desirable traits into plant varieties with high efficiency, now provides worldwide customers with specialized and customized one-stop services in GWAS plant breeding.


Due to the decreasing cost of DNA sequencing, whole genome sequencing is already largely available in a wide range of species with phenotypic variation, facilitating the application of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). In the field of plant breeding, GWAS have been performed in almost all economically important crops, e.g., maize, sorghum, millet, and rice, for selection and improvement of desired traits.


GWAS is a method to study the association between genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and desired phenotypic characteristics. Quantitative assessment is based on linkage disequilibrium (LD) by genotyping and phenotyping different individuals.


In general, three graphs are used for visualization of results:

Manhattan plot

Quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plot

Principal component (PC) plot


Lifeasible is a group with a diverse knowledge background in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, statistics, and bioinformatics that provides specialized, customized one-stop services for GWAS plant breeding for customers worldwide. Its service covers genome sequencing, SNP discovery, association statistical analysis, as well as validation of candidate gene function. The company’s interdisciplinary experience with a wide range of plant species ensures outstanding plant breeding services with real competitive advantages.


Lifeasible also offers a wide array of plant breeding services, from traditional breeding to modern molecular breeding, including maker discovery and development service, QTL and association mapping service, positional cloning service, maker-assisted breeding service, mutation breeding service, embryo rescue service, haploidization service, polyploidization service, etc.

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