With the availability of advanced genomics research tools, scientists are increasingly looking to genome-level approaches to optimize productivity, nutrition, and viability of many agricultural products. Agrigenomics researchers are coming to rely on genomics to help address the rising constraints in our world’s food supply caused by such events as human population growth and global weather pattern changes.
Genomics in Agriculture
Plant scientists evaluate and quantify genetic markers to identify traits such as increased drought resistance in order to optimize growth rates, and increase nutritional availability.
Animal breeders look to the genome to rapidly and accurately identify positive genotypes and phenotypes that correlate with economically important qualities in domestic livestock such as beef cattle, pigs, dairy cattle, chickens, and sheep.
Soil scientists are harnessing the power of next generation sequencing to develop a complete characterization of soil microbial communities to allow for better prediction of crop health and success.
GENEWIZ offers genomics solutions to assist in agriculture research and discovery at different stages of your research.
Gene synthesis allows scientists to design and study modified genetic strains in order to address current/future global agricultural demands.
Metagenomics can leverage next generation sequencing to rapidly analyze the diversity of microbial communities and elucidate the role of constituent species. We offer a suite of metagenomics solutions ranging from targeted assays (16S for prokaryotes and ITS2 for fungi) to whole genome analysis.
Our Sanger-based SNP mutation analysis screens genomic DNA from wheat, soy, maize, barley, cotton, cocoa, rice, sugar cane, and tea. Our full-service option includes customized amplicon design and Sanger sequencing, while our Sanger-only option is ideal for scientists who want to do the PCR themselves.
Full-service whole genome sequencing allows for the comprehensive analysis of entire plant genomes to reveal implicated genotypes or discover previously unknown SNPs, genes, or other biomarkers for agriculturally-important traits.