EARLY DETECTION OF GENDER IN STURGEONS [AS A FEE FOR SERVICE OFFERING]

In this project GENEUSAI™️ developed  a fast application [readout based on real-time PCR and AI] for the identification of gender markers aiding the determination of the sex of new born Acipenseidae [Sturgeon] species, which has significant relevance in conservation and responsible breeding. This project will be developed with the participation of various research institutions  and refers partially to the following below cited pre-printed [not peer-reviewed] publication.

PROBLEM [SOLVED]

Sturgeons are farmed for caviar, which only the females  produce, and that is only after 7 or 10 years of rearing. The methods currently used only allow the males to be withdrawn from rearing programmes after 2 or 4 years. The producers therefore lose a lot of profits on the rearing and conservation efforts are mitigated. We commercialize a genetic method of sex marker identification  that will allow the males and females to be to identified after birth.

SOLUTION

This new genetics analysis method takes place in conjunction with real-time PCR,  swab sampling of the animals mucosa and a 90 minutes readout by our novel algorithm based interface,  in order to facilitate the post-sexing sorting and breeding in conservation/commercial projects.

REFERENCES*
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.10.334367v2#disqus_thread

*A 180 My-old female-specific genome region in sturgeon reveals the oldest known vertebrate sex determining system with undifferentiated sex chromosomes, bioRxiv,  Heiner Kuhl 2020 et al.