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.
Researchers are using genotyping and next-generation sequencing technologies to study agricultural species and gain a better understanding of the genetic variation influencing phenotypes.
Agrigenomics empowers applications such as trait screening, marker-assisted backcrossing, and parentage testing. Our technologies help researchers and breeders evaluate and predict genetic merit.
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.
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.
“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.
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Productivity gains and heifer selection drive farm efficiency and competitiveness.Read Interview
Genotyping supports the development of strong, healthy, and productive Montéliarde cattle herds.Read Interview
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.
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.
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.
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.