Agricultural researchers are increasingly adopting next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology as an essential research and development tool in plant and animal genomics. As accessibility and affordability continue to improve in the field of agrigenomics, NGS is being used for marker-assisted selection (MAS) to accelerate plant breeding and selection, as well as in transcriptomics, plant or animal-pathogen interactions and epigenetics.
NuGEN’s suite of NGS library systems, including customizable targeted genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) with Ovation® Custom Target Enrichment and RNA-Seq solutions, are helping agricultural scientists exploit the power of next generation sequencing to further their research and realize the dream of improving nutrition across the globe.
Dr. Moreno-Romero's studies focus on the identification of epigenetic modifications that occur during early stages of endosperm development. Methyl-seq libraries were prepared using the Ovation® Ultralow Methyl-Seq Library System and ChIP-seq libraries were prepared with Ovation® Ultralow Library System V2 using very small amounts of starting material.