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Agrigenomics

Transform the Future of Agriculture

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 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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Agricultural Genomics Applications

Plant and Animal Genomics
Plant and Animal Genomics

Researchers are using genotyping and next-generation sequencing technologies to study agricultural species and gain a better understanding of the genetic variation influencing phenotypes.

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Commercial Agriculture
Commercial Agriculture

Agrigenomics empowers applications such as trait screening, marker-assisted backcrossing, and parentage testing. Our technologies help researchers and breeders evaluate and predict genetic merit.

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Agriculture Consortia
Agriculture Consortia

Illumina facilitates collaborations between breeders and researchers so they can develop custom 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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Empowering Agrigenomics Across the Globe

“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.

The NovaSeq 6000 is Empowering Genomics Across the Globe

Recent Agrigenomics Research Stories

Texas A&M Deploys DRAGEN
Texas A&M Deploys DRAGEN

First American Academic Institution Install for Agricultural Applications

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10 Years of Genomic Selection Delivers Tangible Returns for Canadian Dairy Farmers
10 Years of Genomic Selection Delivers Tangible Returns for Canadian Dairy Farmers

Productivity gains and heifer selection drive farm efficiency and competitiveness.

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Selective Breeding is Helping French Dairy Farmers Manage Breeding and Herd Renewal
Selective Breeding is Helping French Dairy Farmers Manage Breeding and Herd Renewal

Genotyping supports the development of strong, healthy, and productive Montéliarde cattle herds.

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Agrigenomics Customer Stories

Improved Breeding Plans for Beef Cattle
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
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.

Genotyping by Sequencing in Agrigenomics

Featured Agrigenomics Product

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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More Agrigenomics Products & Services

More Agrigenomics Products & Services

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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Additional Resources

Genomic Selection and Animal Breeding
Genomic Selection and Animal Breeding

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

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 Genome Assembly with NRGene DeNovoMAGIC
De Novo Genome Assembly with NRGene DeNovoMAGIC

Accurate de novo assembly of complex crop genomes with NovaSeq 2 × 250 sequencing and DeNovoMAGIC bioinformatics from NRGene.

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.

Bovine Genotyping Improves Milk Production
Bovine Genotyping Improves Milk Production

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

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.

Controlling Fruit Fly Outbreaks
Controlling Fruit Fly Outbreaks

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

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.

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.