An analysis of identical single-nucleotide polymorphisms genotyped by two different platforms

Brian K. Suarez, Chelsea Taylor, Sarah Bertelsen, Laura J. Bierut, Gerald Dunn, Carol H. Jin, John S.K. Kauwe, Andrew D. Paterson, Anthony L. Hinrichs

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The overlap of 94 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) among the 4,720 and 11,120 SNPs contained in the linkage panels of Illumina and Affymetrix, respectively, allows an assessment of the discrepancy rate produced by these two platforms. Although the no-call rate for the Affymetrix platform is approximately 8.6 times greater than for the Illumina platform, when both platforms make a genotypic call, the agreement is an impressive 99.85%. To determine if disputed genotypes can be resolved without sequencing, we studied recombination in the region of the discrepancy for the most discrepant SNP rs958883 (typed by Illumina) and tsc02O6O848 (typed by Affymetrix). We find that the number of inferred recombinants is substantially higher for the Affymetrix genotypes compared to the Illumina genotypes. We illustrate this with pedigree 10043, in which 3 of 7 versus 0 of 7 offspring must be double recombinants using the genotypes from the Affymetrix and the Illumina platforms, respectively. Of the 36 SNPs with one or more discrepancies, we identified a subset that appears to cluster in families. Some of this clustering may be due to the presence of a second segregating SNP that obliterates a Xbal site (the restriction enzyme used in the Affymetrix platform), resulting in a fragment too long (> 1,000 bp) to be amplified.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberS152
JournalBMC genetics
Issue numberSUPPL.1
StatePublished - Dec 30 2005


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