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.
How one St. Louis company is using sequencing to identify microbes that naturally control pests and boost agricultural yieldsRead Article
The group sequences environmental DNA to detect which organisms live in an ecosystem, assist in biodiversity audits, identify invasive species, contribute to the conservation of rare and elusive organisms, and more.Read Interview
Japan’s Kazusa DNA Research Institute leads an effort to collect plant genomes and make them available to everyoneRead Article
Agriculture has sustained and enhanced human life for thousands of years, but a changing environment and expanding population is increasing demand for more productive and more sustainable farming. Listen to Dr. Andrzej Kilian of Diversity Arrays Technology describe how NGS-based genotyping is helping to develop more sustainable agriculture practices.Listen Now
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
A fast, integrated workflow for a wide range of applications, from human whole-genome sequencing to amplicons, plasmids, and microbial species.
The years since the introduction of NGS have seen a major transformation in the way scientists extract genetic information from biological systems.Read More
This review covers the applications of genomics in agriculture and gives an overview of recent innovations in agrigenomics that present breeders with powerful tools to advance agriculture.Read Review