Can COVID-19 testing be made more sustainable during prolonged uncertainty?

Can COVID-19 testing be made more sustainable during prolonged uncertainty?

In September 2021, Delta persists as the most prevalent variant worldwide due to its high infectivity, causing surges in COVID-19 cases to the point where some areas are reopening mass testing centres. As long as COVID-19 continues to defy expectations and predictions, testing will play a key role in managing the virus - whether it’s for re-introducing activities that provide a sense of normalcy or for the surveillance of emerging variants. With some local governments incorporating mandatory testing requirements into their re-opening strategies, there is growing concern about the availability and supply-chain resilience in order to access testing reagents and supplies to support another spike in demand.

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Increasing hybrid rice breeding efficiency with high-throughput genotyping

Posted on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 @ 01:03 PM

Rice is the primary staple for more than half the world's population.1 With so many people relying on the crop for ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genotyping, High-Throughput, Crop Breeding

A targeted GBS technology for all breeding communities

Posted on Tue, Dec 07, 2021 @ 02:11 PM

The decisions made by molecular breeding programmes have a substantial impact on the world around us, from productivity ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, SeqSNP, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Crop Breeding, Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing

Tackling breeding challenges for polyploid crops

Posted on Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 07:00 AM

Many cultivated crops with agronomic significance, including wheat, peanut, oat, banana, potato, coffee and strawberry, ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Crop Breeding

4 steps to optimise sample collection for aquaculture genotyping

Posted on Tue, Sep 07, 2021 @ 12:59 PM

Aquaculture breeding programmes adopt genomic technologies, including genotyping, to increase genetic gain for specific ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genotyping, Aquaculture, Sample prep

Don't underestimate the complexity of your sample composition

Posted on Wed, Aug 04, 2021 @ 02:34 PM

A common mistake when initiating an agrigenomics project is failing to consider specific sample composition before ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, DNA extraction, Nucleic acid purification

Employee spotlight: Meet Darshna "Dusty" Vyas

Posted on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 @ 08:15 AM

Darshna "Dusty" Vyas has been a Senior Scientist at LGC specialising in plant genetics for the past 8 years Her ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

Establishment of KASP marker library for genetic diversity analysis in Brassica rapa  crops

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 08:17 AM

Brassica  rapa crops are important sources of food, feed, and fuel in many parts of the world and provide a unique ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

Expanded SeqSNP support with new NGS lab in Middleton, WI

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 09:15 AM

LGC, Biosearch Technologies is excited to announce the expansion of SeqSNP targeted genotyping by sequencing (GBS) ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, GBS, SeqSNP, Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing

Genomic selection: can it accelerate livestock breeding?

Posted on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 08:44 AM

Livestock supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people worldwide, contributing 40% of the ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Arrays, Genomic Library, Targeted Genotyping by Sequencing

Agrigenomics: how can NGS contribute to global food security?

Posted on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

“Experience of artificial fertilisation, such as is effected with ornamental plants in order to obtain new variations ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, Sequencing, KASP, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Crop Breeding

Our hungry planet: new tools in agrigenomics are key to food security

Posted on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 08:32 AM

Food security is a major global threat and traditional methods of plant and animal breeding will not be sufficient to ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Arrays

Tackling food crisis through cost effective, target enriched sequencing

Posted on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 @ 08:07 AM

With the global population predicted to reach 9 billion people within the next 35 years, we will need to double the ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, AgBio, Genomic Selection, SeqSNP, Marker Assisted Selection, MAS

New SNPs identified in the hunt for new genetic weapons targeting leaf rust in wheat

Posted on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

Wheat is one of the three most important crops for human and livestock feed. With an ever-increasing global population, ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

Super-crops helping to feed Africa

Posted on Fri, Nov 03, 2017 @ 09:08 AM

Our world population is growing at a tremendous rate and by 2050, Africa’s population alone is set to hit over 2.5 ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, KASP

A Complete Ecosystem to Accelerate Breeding Programs [Infographic]

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

Modern breeding methods rely on the identification and utilization of molecular markers associated with traits ...
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Topics: Agrigenomics

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