Discovery, validation, and genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms in Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens)

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award Amount$ 23,000 - $ 23,000
Category of Funding ActivityNatural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - All potential applicants are eligible that meet the following requirements: 1. laboratory capacity to conduct next generation sequencing using a genome reduction technique such as restriction site associated DNA (RAD) tag sequencing 2. The computational capacity and ability to screen and analyze RAD tag sequence data to provide the Service with sufficient sequence for each polymorphism to develop SNP assays for the Life Technologies Quant Studio PCR system.

Program Description

This funding opportunity is for the discovery, validation and genotyping of approximately 10,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 192 Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) from Alaska. These SNPs will include approximately 100 loci with high minor allele frequency (MAF ≥ 0.30). Additionally, a thorough bioinformatics analysis will be conducted to discover gender-specific SNPs. The SNP loci from this project will be used by the Service to address two objectives: 1) estimate walrus population abundance using a genetic mark-recapture approach, 2) determine gender in sampled walrus.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00107
Funding Opportunity TitleDiscovery, validation, and genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms in Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens)
Opportunity CategoryNatural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMarch 5, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateMarch 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateMay 5, 2014 (Monday)
Total Program Funding$ 23,000
Award Amount$ 23,000 - $ 23,000
CFDA Number
  • 15.608 - Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - All potential applicants are eligible that meet the following requirements: 1. laboratory capacity to conduct next generation sequencing using a genome reduction technique such as restriction site associated DNA (RAD) tag sequencing 2. The computational capacity and ability to screen and analyze RAD tag sequence data to provide the Service with sufficient sequence for each polymorphism to develop SNP assays for the Life Technologies Quant Studio PCR system.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/genetics/index.htm
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Katherine Smiley, 907-786-3412
Katherine_Smiley@fws.gov

Katherine_Smiley@fws.gov

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