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with the participation of various research institutions and refers partially to the following below cited pre-printed [not peer-reviewed] publication.
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 The methods currently used only allow the males to be withdrawn from rearing programmes after 2 or 4 years.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.
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*