Understanding the role of genetics in agriculture

Modern technologies are helping researchers study plant and animal genomics

Plant & Animal Genomics

Today’s agricultural researchers have many tools at their disposal for studying plant and animal genomics. Whether you’re interested in plant biology, crops and livestock, or model organisms, an accurate view of the genetic influence on traits and disease is crucial. As genomics becomes more widely used in agriculture, researchers and breeders are increasingly using Illumina technology to drive discoveries and advances.

Plant and Animal Genomics

Researchers are using microarray and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to study various aspects of plant and animal genomics, including genotype, gene expression and regulation, and epigenetics. These approaches offer the throughput, sensitivity, and precision needed to evaluate genetic markers and discover new ones associated with traits or disease.

Methods for Plant and Animal Genomics

Microarrays are ideal for routine screening applications in plant and animal genomics, and the resulting genotype data can inform selection and breeding decisions. Arrays are especially cost-effective for analyzing large sample numbers.

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NGS provides a high-resolution view of the genetic variation influencing phenotype and is useful for discovering novel markers. For smaller sample numbers, it offers a low-cost alternative to microarrays.

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With an extensive toolset for a wide variety of species and applications, our microarray and sequencing technologies enable agricultural researchers to study virtually any organism.

Featured Plant and Animal Genomics Products
TruSeq Bovine Parentage Sequencing Panel

This high-value solution for parentage testing of multiple beef and dairy cattle breeds includes genotyping of relevant traits in a single assay.

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BovineSNP50 BeadChip

This microarray provides high-density, multisample bovine genotyping for genome characterization of major dairy and beef cattle breed types.

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TruSeq Genotype Ne Kit

A low-cost, targeted solution for genotyping by sequencing of any nonhuman animal or plant species.

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MaizeLD BeadChip

A comprehensive genotyping solution for essentially derived varieties (EDV) testing in maize, providing the high discrimination necessary to assess EDV status.

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TruSeq Genotype Ne Kit

A low-cost, targeted solution for genotyping by sequencing of any nonhuman animal or plant species.

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GGP Porcine Arrays

Both high- and low-density genotyping arrays are available, featuring Illumina array technology and porcine base content with GeneSeek custom content for all major porcine breeds.

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Species-Specific Microarrays

Use our interactive Gene Panel & Array Finder to identify the right microarray for your species of interest.

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All Agrigenomics Products

View all Illumina products for agrigenomics. Filter by species, technology, study type, or instrument to find the right tool for your research.

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Agrigenomics Consortia Products

Browse agrigenomics consortia to find a consortium-developed product for your species of interest or join an existing consortium of like-minded researchers.

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GeneSeek Genomic Profiler Arrays

Illumina offers GeneSeek Genomic Profiler (GGP) genotyping arrays for nonhuman organisms. Arrays are available for bovine, porcine, equine, and mouse species.

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