Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP): A Singleplex Genotyping Platform and Its Application

  •  Uzma Majeed    
  •  Essam Darwish    
  •  Shoaib Ur Rehman    
  •  Xueyong Zhang    


Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) can be detected by mining sequence databases or by using different singleplex or multiplex SNP genotyping platforms. Development of high-throughput genotyping molecular markers can be instrumental towards maximizing genetic gain. In this review we provide an overview of Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP) genotyping platform requirements and its application that might be helpful in KASP marker development. This literature further illustrates the possibilities to design KASP primers. Several research institutes routinely using KASP platform, producing in excess of humungous data points yearly for breeding cultivars and as well as for medical and commercial purposes. KASP genotyping technology offers cost effectiveness and high throughput molecular marker development platform. Conventional molecular markers can be converted into more robust and high throughput KASP markers. More than 2000 published references clearly show the popularity of KASP technology among the researchers.

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