Genetic diversity analysis and DNA sequencing services for crops, seeds and more.
Analysing genetic diversity
While ‘diversity’ can be studied at many different levels – in biological, cultural and societal contexts – DArT’s efforts are directed at analysis of genetic diversity, predominantly through DNA sequence analysis.
Understanding genetic diversity
Understanding genetic diversity is important. For natural populations it underpins their capacity to adapt to changing environments, while in agricultural systems it is used to develop new breeds of animals and new crop varieties.
It is also important to understand genetic diversity of weeds and pathogens, as those threaten crop yields, food production and livelihoods. DArT’s work has contributed to all those domains of genetic diversity characterisation.
We have also contributed a large volume of work to characterising the genetic diversity of crops feeding the world – through genome profiling large genebank collections of wheat, maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, potato, sweet potato and large variety of legume crops.
Benefits and use cases
Our genetic diversity analysis services have a range of benefits and use cases including: