Understanding black tiger prawn genome structure and trait architecture is an important prerequisite of any advanced genetic selective breeding program. Generation of dense genetic maps are not only necessary for unravelling trait/loci associations, but they are also essential for understanding farm population genome structure/diversity and providing a framework for the integration of different types of genomic data, including the draft Penaeus monodon genome sequence assembly. To achieve these important requirements we will:
- generate a comprehensive genome-wide genotyping resource consisting of ~50,000 SNPs,
- construct dense genetic maps (ie., linkage and disequilibrium),
- genetically evaluate both farm founder animals and other available stocks, and
- create a black tiger prawn integrated virtual map resource consisting of all available types of publicly and proprietary genetic data.