The University of Arizona
http://www.genome.arizona.edu
Helping to Solve the 9 Billion-People Question
Institute Profile
The Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI) was formed in 2002 when Dr. Rod A. Wing joined the School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The primary focus of AGI is in the area of structural, evolutionary and functional genomics of crop plants where it has played significant roles is over 30 plant and animal genome projects. AGI is divided into 4 Centers each lead by a Center Leader (BAC/EST Library Construction & Resource Center, Sequencing & Physical Mapping Center [including: production sequencing and fingerprinting, and sequence finishing], Bioinformatics Center, and the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Center). AGI is housed in the state of the art Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building on the northeast part of the UA campus near the Arizona Health Science Center. AGI currently employees about 14 scientists and is primarily funded through federal grants, private contracts, and the Bud Antle Endowed Chair in Plant Molecular Genetics.
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AGI is an Approved PacBio Certified Service Provider

The Arizona Genomics Institute recently acquired a Pacific Biosciences RSII state-of-the-art long-read sequencing instrument that is now available for service project sequencing. AGI has developed robust pipelines for sequencing whole genomes, transcriptomes and BAC clones. The technology was obtained as part of a collaborative project between AGI and the Shennong Center - National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement at Huazhong Agricultural University- PRC. The two groups have nearly completed platinum standard genome sequencing of two important rice cultivars using the Pacbio platform. Pacbio sequencing uses Single Molecule Real Time sequencing of large templates to produce up to 40kb read lengths.
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Genomes
Resources
BAC/EST Resources Available for Distribution
Libraries: 365
Clones: 15,083,328


Submission to GenBank
Traces: 3,913,203
Sequences: 4,455,649 nucleotide seq.es
477,353 (All except GSS AND EST)
722,405 EST (Expressed Sequence Tags)
3,255,891 GSS (Genome Survey Sequence)
Recent News
UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question' Posted by webmaster
Rice will remain the primary source of food for half of the world, but the world's population is expected to grow by more than two billion in the next 35 years.
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Rod Wing explains the rice genome for the specific genus Oryza and how this information will lead to better crops and more food production for growing populations. (Photo: Christina Close/BIO5 Institute)
http://uanews.org/story/ua-s-rice-sym ... m-tackles-people-question


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A portion of AGI's material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 102620.