Read about some of the fascinating research funded by Genomics Aotearoa.
A joint team of MBIE Filling the Void and Genomics Aotearoa researchers has sequenced the world's first bilberry genome, which presents opportunities for developing New Zealand's blueberry production.
Having a whole genome sequence has opened the possibilities for understanding the health and fertility of kākāpō - one of New Zealand’s most critically-endangered species, and now it’s helped to confirm parentage.
Attending her first SING Aotearoa conference was transformational for Jordon Lima.
Understanding variations in factors such as microbial nutrient uptake, transformation, and photosynthesis is important for managing water resources, as imbalances in both nutrient availability and photosynthesis can lead to poor water quality.
One of the consequences of declining water quality is an increase in cyanobacteria – these are photosynthetic bacteria that live in a wide variety of aquatic or wet habitats.
Genomic sequencing of three invasive wasps paves the way to better options to control these pests.
In Aotearoa, novel species of the bacterial genus Acidithiobacillus are exceptionally prevalent in hot springs, including at temperatures far above those previously known for the genus.
Considerable resources are available on sheep genetics in Aotearoa. How can we refine new genomic technologies and incorporate them into the existing frameworks ?
Metagenomics, the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples, is giving microbial ecologists a much more detailed look at the previously hidden diversity of microscopic life, significantly adding to our understanding of the living world.
Rewarewa is our first native tree with a high quality genome - and Māori honey producers could benefit
The completion of the native rewarewa tree (Knightia excelsa) high quality genome demonstrates how Aotearoa is leading genomics for its native species.
NeSI provides Genomics Aotearoa with access to dedicated high-memory compute services. Their combination of bioinformatics expertise and platform resources successfully overcame barriers to a complex stick insect genome assembly.
The medical term for two or more fingers or toes that are fused together or “webbed” is syndactyly. while common and often mild, rarer, more severe forms of the condition can significantly impair hand and foot function.
New Zealand is getting prepared for more genetic- and genomic-based health care options.