Ag-Genomics

A look at the latest agricultural biology DNA sampling applications and approaches

Application

We’ve gathered up ag-genomics news you can use to make your lab research easier and more precise - in less time and at lower cost. Here you’ll find:

  • Scientist Spotlight on improving noninvasive DNA sample collection
  • Video tour of a sockeye salmon sustainability program in Alaska
  • STR vs. SNP genotyping infographic
  • Registration details for the Fluidigm SNP genotyping technical workshop at PAG

Insights

Robert Kraus on wolf conservation research

Robert Kraus on wolf conservation research

If wolves routinely stopped by the lab for a blood draw, monitoring for conservation research would be a simpler task. Since they don’t, scientists extract genomic data from fur, urine and other biological calling cards. In a 2014 study published in Molecular Ecology Resources, Robert Kraus and colleagues developed a SNP-based genotyping assay for tracking wolves using noninvasive samples. The study validates SNP genotyping as a viable alternative to standard microsatellite markers and highlights key advantages including predictable mutation modes, high genomic abundance and data that’s easy to share—a boon to global conservation efforts.

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Alaska Fish and Game sets sights on salmon sustainability

Alaska Fish and Game sets sights on salmon sustainability

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has revolutionized fisheries management utilizing SNP genotyping. In this video, producer Nate Shoutis explores sockeye salmon sustainability efforts in the Bristol Bay region - the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world - where Gene Conservation Laboratory scientists are applying genetic principles to protect sockeye salmon for future generations. See how genetic data contributes to effective management and conservation of this valued species.

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STR vs. SNP genotyping infographic

STR vs. SNP genotyping infographic

This handy infographic compares STRs and SNPs to illustrate how SNPs are faster, simpler and easier to score in marker-assisted breeding.

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Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG XXIV)

Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG XXIV)

Join us at the upcoming Plant & Animal Genome XXIV Conference (PAG) where new advancements in plant and animal research will be shared by leading scientists around the world. From insightful scientific presentations to workshops and exhibits, this conference is an excellent opportunity to share new discoveries and collaborate on addressing new challenges.

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