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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCING GENETIC MERIT OF DAIRY CATTLE THROUGH GENOME SELECTION AND ANALYSIS Title: Recent Applications of DNA Sequencing Technologies in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

Author
item Liu, Ge

Submitted to: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: August 9, 2011
Publication Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: Liu, G. 2011. Recent Applications of DNA Sequencing Technologies in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture. Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition and Agriculture. 3: 187-195.

Interpretive Summary: Next generation DNA sequencing technologies are able to produce millions of short sequence reads in a high-throughput, cost-effective fashion. The advent of these technologies has not only facilitated genome sequencing but also beginning to solve the complex biological problems in life sciences. This review surveys their recent applications and patents in food, nutrition and agriculture.

Technical Abstract: Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies are able to produce millions of short sequence reads in a high-throughput, cost-effective fashion. The emergence of these technologies has not only facilitated genome sequencing but also changed the landscape of life sciences. This review surveys their recent applications in food, nutrition and agriculture ranging from whole-genome sequencing and resequencing, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq (chromatin immunoprecipitation and direct sequencing), structural, functional and comparative genomics to metagenomics and epigenetics. We already began to witness broad impacts of these DNA sequencing technologies for solving the complex biological problems in food, nutrition and agriculture. In this article, recent patents based information is also included.

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