These key areas have been identified and exploited as ideal target capture candidates for phylogenetic research on novel and non-model species, as many genomic regions are shared across large taxonomic ranges. Sets of UCE loci have been identified for various taxonomic groups, including vertebrates and insects, and similar Conserved Orthologous Set (COS) loci have even been identified in plants. More information on the utility of UCEs for genetic research can be found at ultraconserved.org.
In addition to myBaits Custom Kits, which can include any UCE markers of choice, Arbor Biosciences offers a number of common UCE and COS panels as readily stocked kits available for immediate shipment at lower per-reaction costs. As with all myBaits kits, the UCE panels are provided as a complete solution including buffers, bait sets and blockers specific to the NGS library prep of choice along with an easy to use protocol. See the full descriptions below for currently available panels and check back often as the collection grows.