The shift from single gene to whole genome analysis and the complete sequencing of higher eukaryotic genomes and transcriptomes offer the possibility to understand how all genes work together.
These recent advancements have great impact on agricultural research.
Analyzing whole genomes will give further insights into evolutionary processes and how modern crops and livestock arose from their ancestors.
Furthermore, we can genotypically select individuals based on whole genome sequences or whole genome SNP arrays.
Students specialized in Agri Genomics will be qualified to take a leading position in life science and breeding companies to apply genome techniques for breeding and improvement of crop and animal production.