As the throughput of Illumina sequencing increases, so does its potential as a fast and cost-efficient technology for massive genotyping experiments.
Overcoming the need for expensive and labour-intensive array-based solutions, the redundancy of sequenced reads is used to generate accurate genotyping across large batches of individuals in a single sequencing run.
Genomic information on crops, seeds and livestock allows our clients working in the sector of breeding to make informed selection and breeding decisions. Screening and prediction of useful or disease-linked traits in the organisms help to make crucial decisions on the selection and health of the population.
Scientists and research institutes in the field of ecology and nature conservation can use GBS solutions to investigate different organisms in their natural habitat, determine the biodiversity of a territory and evaluate the effect of anthropogenic activities. Robust genomic data can also be helpful to trace migration patterns and aid in the regional and international management of the species.
Food producers can use genomic data and our support to assess and certify quality, origin and safety of the ingredients and consequently plan innovative strategies for the traceability of their products. Different GBS solutions provide sensitive detection of biological contamination, ensuring the integrity of any food substrate in the production chain, from raw material to packaged products.
At IGATech, we use different methods to align GBS solutions with budgets. Two of the most effective strategies ddRAD and SPET.
Plant and animal breeding processes, ecology studies and association studies: all these activities usually involve large scale experiments with massive amount of genetic information to sample and analyze. In these cases, whole genome sequencing still remains an unaffordable option. One of the most effective ways to decrease this cost is to reduce the genome to a fraction of its size before sequencing without losing precious information.
A technique that uses two restriction enzymes to reduce the complexity of genomes so that we can carry on massive genotyping experiments with very competitive costs.
A unique method used for genotyping. It was patented by NuGEN and is employed by IGATech to address large scale genotyping in agrigenomics to deliver uniformly enriched genomic features of organisms with reference sequences.