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Publications, interviews, videos, and other educational resources for agrigenomics

Agrigenomics Resources

Accelerating Agrigenomics Breakthroughs
Accelerating Agrigenomics Breakthroughs

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

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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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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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Genomics to Enhance Global Food Security
Genomics to Enhance Global Food Security

The African Orphan Crops Consortium is using genomics to address malnutrition in Africa.

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Agricultural Greater Good Initiative
Agricultural Greater Good Initiative

This initiative recognizes researchers in the agricultural community using Illumina technology to help alleviate global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

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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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Sequencing Enables Selective Breeding of Goat Herd
Sequencing Enables Selective Breeding of Goat Herd

Researchers in New Zealand use genotyping by sequencing to overcome cost and resource hurdles associated with genomic selection.

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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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Modern Breeding Programs for the Sunflower
Modern Breeding Programs for the Sunflower

The sunflower industry adopts genomics tools to better inform breeding decisions and improve disease resistance.

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Nellore Genotyping Grows Brazilian Beef Industry
Nellore Genotyping Grows Brazilian Beef Industry

Breeders and researchers use genotyping to enhance the Nellore breed and allow the Brazilian beef industry to flourish.

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The Future of Beef Cattle Breeding
The Future of Beef Cattle Breeding

Sandhill Farms incorporates genomic technologies into the trait selection process to provide more predictable seed stock.

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High-Throughput Plant and Animal Genotyping
High-Throughput Plant and Animal Genotyping

GeneSeek uses custom Illumina arrays to inform selective breeding of livestock and crops, increasing yield and improving herds.

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Consortium to Grow Better Cotton
Consortium to Grow Better Cotton

Researchers developed a cotton genotyping array, enabling breeders to produce more sustainable and valuable cotton.

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Fish Genotyping with NGS
Fish Genotyping with NGS

A novel sequencing method using the HiSeq System reduces cost and enables analysis of tens of thousands of fish.

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Tracking Foodborne Pathogens with NGS
Tracking Foodborne Pathogens with NGS

The MiSeq System helps this lab perform agri-food pathogen testing and epidemiology efficiently.

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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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High-Density Genotyping Aids Livestock Improvement
High-Density Genotyping Aids Livestock Improvement

Zoetis uses Illumina BeadChips to enable livestock producers to improve the genetic makeup of their herds.

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Small Research Lab Increases Efficiency with LIMS
Small Research Lab Increases Efficiency with LIMS

Beck’s Hybrids, a family-owned seed company, uses BaseSpace Clarity LIMS to benefit farmers through enhanced sample tracking.

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Genomic Data Adds Value in Marketing Holstein Sires
Genomic Data Adds Value in Marketing Holstein Sires

Jetstream Genetics uses Infinium BovineSNP50 BeadChip data to assess the genetic merit of young elite sires.

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Breeding the Best Angus Cattle Using Genomic Tools
Breeding the Best Angus Cattle Using Genomic Tools

The BovineSNP50 BeadChip provides Three Trees Ranch with genomic data to make the best breeding decisions.

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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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Genotyping by Sequencing
Genotyping by Sequencing

This application spotlight describes the advantages and considerations of several sequence-based genotyping research methods.

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Infinium Microarrays for Agriculture Consortia
Infinium Microarrays for Agriculture Consortia

Illumina BeadChips are the foundation of more than 25 different consortia products, with new groups forming every year.

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Agrigenomics Breakthroughs
Agrigenomics Breakthroughs

The BovineSNP50 BeadChip offers high accuracy in prediction of individual genetic merit in both dairy and beef cattle.

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Introduction to NGS for Agriculture
Introduction to NGS for Agriculture

An introduction to Illumina next-generation sequencing technology for agricultural research.

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

Determine the best kit for your needs based on your starting material and method or application.

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Methods Guide
Methods Guide

All the information you need, from BeadChips to library preparation to sequencer selection and analysis. Select the best tools for your lab.

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Genomic Selection in Agriculture
Genomic Selection in Agriculture

An overview of recent publications in agrigenomics featuring Illumina technology.

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Researchers Design Goat Genome Microarray

The International Goat Genome Consortium developed and characterized a goat genotyping array.

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Genetic Linkage Map for Pacific White Shrimp

Researchers developed a genotyping array using Illumina technology for the Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei).

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Perspectives in Crop Genotyping

Read about progress, challenges, and trends in the development of cost-effective genotyping platforms for crop breeding.

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Genotyping by Sequencing and Transcriptomics

The authors of this study used genotyping by sequencing to study crops with varying ploidy levels.

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