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.
Microarray and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are useful for studying 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.
NGS provides a high-resolution view of the genetic variation influencing phenotype in plants and animals. It is useful for discovering novel markers. For smaller sample numbers, it offers a low-cost alternative to microarrays.
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.
Learn how genome-wide technologies are powerful tools for revolutionizing the breeding and management of crops and livestock.Access PDF
High-throughput sequencing is paving the way to support agriculture, aquaculture, biodiversity, and conservation studies at the Deakin Genomics Center.Read Interview
NGS enables researchers to confirm gene knockouts, identify CRISPR genome editing off-target effects, and assess the functional impact of edits.Learn More
Genotyping enables a farmer to enhance the quantity and quality of milk produced by his herd for cheese production.Read Interview
The 2019 recipient is Dr. Elena Ciani of University Bari, Italy, representing the International Camel Consortium for Genetic Improvement and Conservation.Read Article
The GGP Bovine 100K array features more than 100,000 SNPs to evaluate genetic merit, genome-wide selection, comparative genetic studies, and high-density imputation.View Product
A comprehensive genotyping solution for essentially derived varieties (EDV) testing in maize, providing the high discrimination necessary to assess EDV status.View Product
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.View Product
From Texas to Japan and Australia, “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’s high throughput and cost effectiveness are making large-scale plant and animal sequencing projects possible across the globe.
View all Illumina products for agrigenomics. Filter by species, technology, study type, or instrument to find the right tool for your research.View All
Browse agrigenomics consortia to find a consortium-developed product for your species of interest or join an existing consortium of like-minded researchers.Learn More
Illumina offers GeneSeek Genomic Profiler (GGP) genotyping arrays for nonhuman organisms. Arrays are available for bovine, porcine, equine, and mouse species.Learn More