uses low coverage, short-read sequencing data to provide genotyping results at a fraction of the normal cost.
Khufu is a data analysis platform that uses bulk sequence analysis to accurately map traits to genes. Scientists and breeders can use Khufu to quickly and accurately identify selection markers and quantitative trait loci (QTL) to rapidly introduce or improve beneficial traits such as disease resistance and meat quality into livestock and fish. QTL calling can also help identify disease-causing variation in veterinary and zoological research.
Khufu can be used to facilitate marker discovery, to map genes or QTL in inbred, non-inbred, non-controlled, or natural populations, to conduct genome wide association studies and to enable genomic selection (GS) based breeding programs.