Broggini, C., Membrillo, A. y Carranza, J. (2020) An open platform system based on SNP type genetic markers for discrimination between Alectoris rufa and Alectoris chukar Molecular and Cellular Probes, Volume 54 (2020) 101673. ISSN 0890-8508.
The red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) is one of the most emblematic game species in Southern Europe. For the conservation of its natural populations against hybridization with chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) a public and agreed control system able to detect genetic introgression between the two species should be established. As the already available method has not been implemented yet, this paper presents an improvement of the genetic analysis technique by using an open platform system to optimize the diagnostic procedure. Here we present the results obtained from the design of an Open Array™ platform with the available SNPs with proved diagnosis capacity between the two species of interest. By this procedure we genotyped 380 partridge samples, both from farms and field populations, which resulted in an overall percentage of genotyping performed with success of 99.64%. The Open Array genotyping plates showed high performance, specificity and an easy reproducibility compared to conventional techniques of genotyping.