Optimising DNA purification in plants for next generation sequencing applications
DNA purification is a key step in producing high-quality nucleic acids suitable for next generation sequencing (NGS) and a range of other downstream molecular genotyping techniques. Although NGS approaches are now commonly used in plant breeding programmes, the vast number of diverse plant species and their highly varied characteristics still make it difficult to purify DNA at the quality and scale required. LGC, Biosearch Technologies works with challenging plant sample types alongside customers as well as within our service labs to develop off-the-shelf and custom sbeadex™ purification workflows in tandem with our high-throughput extraction platform.
Application of Advanced genomics tools in aquaculture breeding programs
Our changing climate and growing population challenge the world’s food supply, especially in aquaculture, which is more prone to problems associated with climatic variability. Innovative scientists are turning to advanced genomic tools to enhance the production efficiency, sustainability, product quality and profitability of aquaculture. They’re partnering with LGC, Biosearch Technologies to help optimise their workflows for maximum genetic gain using a modern agrigenomic approach.
Celebrating advances in agrigenomics with “SuperSheroes”: women scientists using technology to seed global change
In the COVID-19 era, maintaining food security and agriculture supply chain resilience have never been more critical, as are the technology choices to address these challenges. In this webinar, the spotlight is on three “SuperSheroes,” women scientists who are seeding global change in agriculture by championing modern genomics that promote sustainability, efficiency, and optimal breeding workflows.
Case Study: Deployment of High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing at UC Davis
Diverse components of the UC Davis campus have been mobilized to deploy HTP testing to provide a safe working environment and keep the pandemic under control. These efforts are being integrated with the Healthy Davis Together initiative, which is providing free testing for everyone in the City of Davis. The goal is to provide at least weekly testing combined with more frequent strategic testing. This requires rapid data analysis software that minimizes the time needed to accurately call, certify, and return results.
IVDR in light of the COVID pandemic: the near future of in vitro diagnostic testing
The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus. In particular, the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) market experienced a dynamic never seen before: SARS-CoV-2 tests were developed at a record-breaking pace amid global supply shortages as labs struggled to keep up with unprecedented demand.
KASP technology accelerates rice improvement in South Asia
Global rice production is increasing but there is diversity in productivity across Asia, with some regions suffering yield losses from disease, adverse weather and insufficient irrigation.There is opportunity for breeders to improve both abiotic and biotic stress response with an optimised approach for their varieties in the region.
[Panel discussion] How to establish COVID-19 diagnostics and keep up with demand
To get a grip on this COVID-19 outbreak and flatten the curve of infection, extensive diagnostic testing is crucial. With the rapid increase in testing volume and the subsequent shortages on tests and components, ensuring adequate COVID-19 diagnostics has presented a real-life challenge for laboratories.
Rapid Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak: How Collaboration Meets the Challenge
As the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, makes headlines on a daily basis, molecular diagnostic firms are rapidly responding by developing tests that assist in diagnosing the disease and support outbreak control.
Targeted genotyping by sequencing in routine breeding; a pragmatic application and process flow
- Criteria for successful application of GBS in breeding programs.
- Comparison of SeqSNP with existing targeted genotyping by sequencing technologies.
- Flexibility in marker numbers in probe library design.
- The balance between outsourcing to access technologies versus capital investment.
Economic improvements of key traits in blueberry and cranberry through application of targeted genotyping by sequencing.
Darshna Vyas, one of our Senior Scientists, provides an overview of how plant breeders can benefit from the SeqSNP technology and improved plant sampling