At the basic research level, sequencing the transcriptome of an organism provides a comprehensive resource for further in-depth molecular and functional studies.

Sequencing of mRNA and miRNA using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies (RNA-seq) has the potential to reveal unprecedented complexity of the transcriptomes of many agriculturally important plant and animal species. Transcriptome sequencing enables identification and isolation of genes of interest and affords an opportunity for utilization of favorable genes or alleles.

miRNAs play important roles in plants by regulating a wide range of biological processes, such as development, hormone signaling, and stress response, by inhibiting target genes at the post-transcriptional level. miRNA sequencing in plants can uncover the roles that specific miRNA genes play in traits such as drought tolerance in economically important forage crops. Sequencing plant degradomes enables identification of key miRNA-target regulatory circuits necessary for functions like development and cycles of dormancy.

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LC Sciences offers a portfolio of services to facilitate basic research in agricultural genomics. Contact us to find out more.

Poly(A) RNA-Seq Sequencing Services

RNA-Seq technology is providing fresh biological insight into the transcriptome. At its most powerful, it can be used to determine the structure of genes, their splicing patterns …

microRNA Sequencing Service

microRNA sequencing is a new method and a powerful tool to identify and quantitatively decode the entire population of microRNAs in your sample. LC Sciences now provides…

Degradome Sequencing Services

Degradome sequencing (Degradome-Seq), also referred to as parallel analysis of RNA ends (PARE), a modified 5′-rapid amplification of cDNA ends…