AGRICULTURE & Food Science

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.

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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.

Applications

GENEWIZ offers genomics solutions to assist in agriculture research and discovery at different stages of your research.


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    Gene Synthesis

    Gene synthesis allows scientists to design and study modified genetic strains in order to address current/future global agricultural demands.

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    MetaVx™

    GENEWIZ’s proprietary 16S metagenomics solution offers a massively-parallel approach to 16S microbial community analysis. With quick turnaround and the high sensitivity afforded by MiSeq™ technology, our MetaVx™ service quickly and comprehensively catalogs the types and relative abundances of the bacterial and archaeal species in soil samples.

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    SNP Mutation 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. 

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    Whole Genome Sequencing

    Full-service whole genome sequencing allows for the comprehensive analysis of entire genomes to reveal implicated genotypes or discover previously unknown SNPs, genes, or other biomarkers.

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