This month Bioo Scientific will be attending PAG XXIV, the largest ag-genomics meeting in the world. Over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research will be attending the meeting. PAG, the Plant and Animal Genome Conference, provides a forum for the discussion of recent developments and future directions of genomic projects, featuring technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops.
Bioo Scientific will present two posters at PAG XXIV. The first poster, P1234, Using NEXTflex Amplicon Studio for SNPs Detection in the Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Genome by Illumina-based Targeted Sequencing, describes the use of NGS targeted sequencing of specific genes to identify desired mutations introduced by mutagen exposure in flax plants. The abstract can be seen here.
The second, P0215, Advances in Small RNA Library Preparation Allow Combination of Bias Reduction with Gel-free or Low Input Protocols, describes new methods of reducing ligation bias and adapter-dimer formation in small RNA-seq library prep, allowing gel-free final selection or preparation of libraries from low starting amounts of small RNA. The abstract is available here.
Also presented at the meeting will be the poster Highway to Heaven: Sequencing the Genome of the Waterfall Climbing Hawaiian Goby (Sicyopterus stimpsoni), P0447, a collaboration between the US Army ERDC, Mississippi State University, and St. Cloud State University. Their research uses genomic sequencing to explore the evolution of different strategies in closely related species of gobies to overcome extreme conditions, such as climbing high waterfalls using repurposed mouthparts or walking out of water using modified fins. The abstract can be viewed here.