Arizona Genomics Institute

Welcome to the Arizona Genomics Institute: Helping to Solve the 10 Billion-People Question

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Institute Profile

The Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI) was founded in 2002 when it built and distributed a BAC-based physical map of the rice genome (Oryza sativa vg. japonica, cv. Nipponbare), and led the US effort to sequence rice chromosomes 3 and 10, as part of the 10 nation, $200M International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP).  Since then, AGI has either lead or played significant roles in 100s of genome sequencing projects that include Maize and the 27 species of the genus Oryza.

Throughout the years, AGI has kept pace with the rapidly changing landscape of sequencing technology and presently operates a PacBio Certified Service Center for both in house and contract research projects.

What separates AGI’s sequencing facility from others is our commitment to producing the highest quality long-read data available (i.e. CLR or HiFi), which in-turn, leads to our ability to assemble near gap-free genomes of any size – a.k.a. Platinum Standard Reference Sequences (PSRefSeq).

This commitment and confidence begins with AGI’s highly skilled staff that have the knowledge and experience to isolate high-quality, high-molecular weight DNA from almost any organism, which stems from over 40 years of experience in HMW DNA extraction.

If you want the highest quality data available for your sequencing projects, at a fair price, feel free to request a quote and we can discuss your project.

Pacbio Sequencing at the University of Arizona !!!

AGI is an Approved PacBio Certified Service Provider

The Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI) uses Pacific Biosciences Sequel-II state-of-the-art long-read sequencing technology, and robust in-house pipelines, for sequencing whole genomes, transcriptomes and BAC clones.  Pacbio sequencing uses Single Molecule Real Time sequencing of large templates to produce extremely long reads.

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