The power of genomics in agriculture

Agrigenomics

Agricultural genomics, or agrigenomics (the application of genomics in agriculture), has and will continue to drive sustainable productivity and offer solutions to the mounting challenges of feeding the global population. Using modern technology, farmers, breeders, and researchers can easily identify the genetic markers linked to desirable traits, informing cultivation and breeding decisions.

We are dedicated to advancing the future of agrigenomics through product development, collaborations with consortia, and interaction with the community. Our microarray and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are helping researchers and breeders develop healthier and more productive crops and livestock.

Accelerating Agrigenomics Breakthroughs

Improve plant and animal selection, nutrition, health surveillance, traceability, and veterinary diagnostics systems.

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Plant and Animal Genomics
Plant and Animal Genomics

Researchers are using genotyping and next-generation sequencing technologies to study agricultural species and model organisms.

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Commercial Agriculture
Commercial Agriculture

Agrigenomics empowers many applications in commercial agriculture, including trait screening, marker-assisted backcrossing, and parentage testing. Our technologies are helping researchers and breeders evaluate and predict genetic merit in agricultural species, leading to improved selection practices.

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Agriculture Consortia
Agriculture Consortia

We simplify the consortium process, bringing researchers and breeders together to develop agrigenomics products for their species of interest. Members pool resources, Illumina coordinates, and everyone benefits.

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Agricultural Community
Agricultural Community

Illumina is dedicated to making tangible contributions to the agricultural community. We are committed to enabling groundbreaking research that aims to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty around the globe.

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“This is the most exciting time to be in genomics,” says Charlie Johnson from Texas A&M University. He, along with Chris Austin and Larry Croft from Deakin University in Australia and Ryo Koyanagi from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Japan, discuss how the NovaSeq System is making large-scale plant and animal sequencing projects possible.

Perform low-cost genotyping by sequencing of any animal or plant species with the TruSeq Genotype Ne Kit. By surveying up to 5000 markers simultaneously, this approach benefits many agricultural applications, including parentage studies, purity testing, and marker-assisted selection.

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Genotyping by Sequencing in Agrigenomics
Improved Breeding Plans for Beef Cattle

Sébastian Clairand, manager of the meat sector at Evolution and director of selection company Charolais Univers, and Antoine Chedru, a fourth-generation cattle breeder, discuss how genomic selection has increased gains in beef cattle through improved breeding plans, the ability to select for specific genes, and a quicker, better understanding of a bull’s genetic value.

How Genomic Testing Improves Dairy Cattle Herds

General manager of the Canadian Dairy Network Brian Van Doormaal discusses how genomic testing can better define the value of milking cows and improve dairy herds. Brian Anderson, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, shares his own experience with genotyping cows, including doubled production, longer-lasting cows, and the significant benefits genotyping can offer in the future.

Featured Agrigenomics Stories

 
French Farmers are Improving Milk by Choosing Healthy Cows
French Farmers are Improving Milk by Choosing Healthy Cows

Read how commercial agriculture is embracing genotyping to enable farmers to enhance the quantity and quality of their milk for cheese production.

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Australia Genomics Center Scales its Services to Collaborate with Researchers Worldwide
NGS is Fueling Species Research in Australia

High-throughput sequencing is paving the way to support agriculture, aquaculture, biodiversity, and conservation studies at the Deakin Genomics Center.

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Australia Genomics Center Scales its Services to Collaborate with Researchers Worldwide
Gene Editing Research Publication Review

CRISPR-Cas9 is a recently developed genome editing technique. This review highlights recent publications that demonstrate the use of genomic technologies and high-throughput sequencing in CRISPR-Cas9 experiments.

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With an extensive toolset for a wide variety of applications and species, our products empower agricultural researchers to explore every area of genetic analysis, delivering high data quality and the flexibility to customize your research.

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Genomic Selection and Animal Breeding
Genomic Selection and Animal Breeding

Next-generation sequencing and genotyping technologies are revolutionizing animal breeding.

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Library Prep and Array Kit Selector
Library Prep and Array Kit Selector

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Bovine Genotyping Improves Milk Production
Bovine Genotyping Improves Milk Production

The BovineSNP50 BeadChip enables Martin Dairy to accelerate genetic progress of Jersey herd.

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Bringing a Better Steak to Texas
Bringing a Better Steak to Texas

Genetic selection tools based on the BovineSNP50 BeadChip array enable 44 Farms to ensure Angus beef quality from farm to table.

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Controlling Fruit Fly Outbreaks
Controlling Fruit Fly Outbreaks

Genomic technologies help the US Department of Agriculture identify and track these invasive pests.

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Sequencing Tracks a Deadly Porcine Virus
Sequencing Tracks a Deadly Porcine Virus

Veterinary scientists use the MiSeq System to characterize an emerging porcine virus, and track its evolution and spread.

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Improving Drought Tolerance in Corn
Improving Drought Tolerance in Corn

Syngenta uses Illumina sequencing to understand the mode of action behind their new hybrid corn.

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