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Best practices for implementing targeted genotyping by sequencing

Posted on Wed, Dec 02, 2020 @ 08:53 AM

In breeding programmes, selections based on a single or small number of markers to target traits in marker assisted selection (MAS) often miss the contributions of a large proportion of the genetic variants or small effects from small loci, which require additional breeding cycles and selections to identify the best lines to take forward. Traditional genotyping data from PCR and microsatellites or single sequence repeats (SSRs) doesn’t provide the details of variation at the sequence level while the fixed nature of arrays prevents them from being adapted to varying accessions, populations and breeding strategies.

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Topics: Genomics, AgBio, Genomic Selection, Marker Assisted Selection, Targeted Genotyping, 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 global value of agricultural output.1 This makes the livestock sector one of the fastest growing parts of the agricultural economy, with opportunities for agricultural development, poverty reduction and food security gains.

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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 in colour, has led to the experiments which will here be discussed. The striking regularity with which the same hybrid forms always reappeared whenever fertilization took place between the same species induced further experiments to be undertaken.”1

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, Sequencing, KASP, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Microarrays, Crop Breeding

How targeted GBS-driven genomic selection can help you get to market faster

Posted on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Plant and animal breeding programs often take generations to improve quality and yield but using a genotyping protocol with targeted sequencing can bring you genetic gains faster. Could your plant- or animal breeding program use a boost?

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Topics: Genomics, Genomic Selection, Targeted Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS), Animal Breeding, Genomic Library

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 increase production to the level needed to sustain the growing world population. Modern genomics-driven breeding, through analysis based on technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS) and arrays, is revolutionizing agriculture and making genomic selection a viable approach throughout the industry. In this three series blog post find out how technology is changing global food security and what the newest tools bring to the table.

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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 annual yield increases to avoid the impending food crisis. This challenge is exacerbated by unseasonal climate fluctuations that can destroy entire harvests – even in modern agricultural settings.

Rewind to last summer in the U.S., when southern-grown peaches are usually at their most delicious. But not last year - many U.S. farmers have faced a peach crisis. In South Carolina alone, as much as 90 percent of the crop had disappeared. In Georgia, often known as the Peach State, a similar story appeared.

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Topics: Agrigenomics, Genomics, AgBio, Genomic Selection, SeqSNP, Marker Assisted Selection, MAS

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