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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research in Agriculturally Important Organisms

Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-21310-004-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: May 20, 2013
End Date: May 19, 2018

Objective:
Objective 1: Adapt or develop technologies and tools for ongoing support of crop, animal and insect genotyping for germplasm characterization, breeding, and genetic and molecular analyses. Objective 2: Provide support for crop, animal and insect genome analysis including gene expression profiling and gene discovery.

Approach:
The Genomics and Bioinformatics Research unit conducts research in the area of genomics and bioinformatics for an array of species and topics. It also acts as a fully integrated component of the Mid South Area by providing genomics research support for an array of technologies and research projects. The support includes, but is not limited to high throughput DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, bioinformatics, DNA marker development, and high throughput genotyping with DNA marker. The centralization of these operations assures that all research projects in the MSA that could benefit from these genomic tools have access to the technology, that there is no unnecessary duplication of equipment within the Area, and there is maximum utilization and conservation of funding.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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