An urgent request concerning the 6K oat Illumina array

For those of you who do genotyping, I have an urgent request from Jason Fiedler, who runs the USDA-ARS genotyping lab in Fargo, ND.

Illumina, which has been producing the 6K chip many of you are using, has run out of the current 6K beadpool. A decision must now be made about how to move forward, so Jason has set up a survey regarding the various options. A more detailed explanation of those options and a link to the survey can be found here.

This document has also been posted in the “Community News” section of the newsletter. The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, March 19th. Thank you very much for any help you can provide!