molecular genetic analyses

Illumina Whole-Genome SNP Genotyping Service for Production Animals

General Information

For a variety of production animals, draft assemblies of the genome are nowadays available, as well as growing information about genetic heterogeneity such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

This enabled the design of whole-genome SNP chips which are increasingly used to map quantitative trait loci (QTLs) as well as loci associated with increased resistance to common diseases of production animals. In comparison to traditional animal breeding, suited individuals can be selected much earlier.

ATLAS Biolabs is an experienced Illumina Service Provider and delivers high-quality results for all of Illumina´s Infinium BeadChips. Illumina’s unique BeadArray technology is based on 3 micron silica beads that self assemble in microwells on planar silica slides. Each bead is covered with hundreds of thousands of copies of a specific oligonucleotide, which acts as the capture sequence in the Infinium HD Assay protocol. Outstanding characteristics of the BeadArray technology include 100% quality control of every single array, and the high feature-redundancy (> 20x average) providing high-confidence results.

Why Choose ATLAS Biolabs’ Services?

  • ATLAS Biolabs’ personnel have successfully analysed tens of thousands of microarrays since 2001
  • Our service is fast (processing of up to 100 samples per day), cost-effective and extremely reliable
  • We offer professional assistance for both planning experiments as well as further data analysis and interpretation
  • We offer further technical support for follow-up studies with SNP marker subsets

Illumina’s Whole-Genome SNP Genotyping Portfolio for Production Animals


Infinium HD Bead Chips Samples/chip Markers per sample
Bovine SNP50 12 50K
Bovine HD 12 500K
Porcine SNP60 12 60K
Ovine SNP50 12 50K
Equine SNP50 12 50K
Canine SNP20 12 20K
Canine HD 12 17K

Service Range

Our Full Service covers the complete process, from quality control of genomic DNA, to determination of genotypes.

Data Delivery

  • Timeline: 3–4 weeks after receipt of samples (for >100 samples, please inquire)
  • CD-ROM/DVD/external HDD sent to customer includes all original data (raw data), as well as the genotype data in XLS or TXT format


Illumina Image Bovine

Illumina Image Ovis

Infinium HD 12 Samples Beadchip

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