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Genomics technologies, including sequencing, genotyping, genetic mapping and marker discovery, are all important to the agriculture sector, whether the aim of producers and breeders is to produce novel transgenic or non-genetically modified varieties.

Genomics technologies can be used to identify genes involved in such traits as improved yield and vigour, drought or disease tolerance, as well as genes involved in the biosynthesis of high-value plant products such as fatty acids, or secondary metabolites (small molecules) that play a role in human and animal health.

NRC provides expertise in the following areas: 

  • High-throughput DNA sequencing
  • De novo sequencing
  • SNP discovery
  • Genotyping
  • Gene expression and regulation assays  

Bioinformatics support

Bioinformatics support is integral to DNA technologies as, without the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data produced, the power of genomics is greatly underutilized.

NRC Agriculture includes a bioinformatics team that processes the data resulting from major genomics studies and develops tools to enable researchers to mine their data effectively.

Learn more about NRC’s DNA technologies.

Research Services

NRC Agriculture strives to provide flexible access to its key technology platforms.

Partners and clients can access DNA technologies-related expertise and services through fee-for-service arrangements or as part of larger scale collaborative agreements.

Contact NRC Agriculture for more information:

+1 306-975-4637
agriculture@nrc.gc.ca

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