Variant Discovery

Variant discovery has applications in a number of areas.  For research in model organisms, variant discovery projects are typically interested in finding rare mutations in genes responsible for Mendelian diseases or cancer.  For research into non-model organisms variant discovery projects are focused on finding SNPs or microsatellites that could be used as breeding/population markers.  Once discovered these markers can be genotyped rapidly and affordably using other approaches.  We offer methods to reduce genome complexity (i.e. RADSeq) allowing affordable discovery projects on large genomes.

The service is carried out using our Next Generation sequencing Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platforms.

Details on how to use out Next Generation sequencing service can be found here


NovaSeq 6000 Service now available!

15 May 2017

An exciting addition to the AGRF technology portfolio has arrived and is currently undergoing rigorous validation testing.

AGRF’s NovaSeq 6000 sequencing hardware is the first of its kind that is operational in Australia and opens the door to broader, more comprehensive genome studies.

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