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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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

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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Building a Reference Genome for Nelore Cattle

Dr. Fernando Garcia, professor of genomics at São Paulo State University, discusses the significance of building a reference genome for Bos indicus Nelore cattle. Garcia highlights the role of next-generation sequencing technology and shares his vision for the future of breeding around the globe.

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Building a reference genome for Nelore cattle
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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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Selective Advances in Cattle Breeding
Selective Advances in Cattle Breeding

José Fernando Garcia discusses how genomic selection can improve beef production while reducing the environmental impact.

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

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