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Primary production projects


Blueberries, photo by Elisabeth Joly

Genomics Aotearoa’s Primary Production projects aim to develop genomic tools, technologies and approaches for agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture applications to better protect Aotearoa from invasive species and pests, improve livestock and crop production and develop new aquaculture initiatives.  

Current Primary Production projects

High Quality Genomes and Population Genomics: developing gold standard high quality assemblies on species unique to New Zealand to generate and analyse population genomic sequence data, leading to understanding functionally important variation in traits of economic importance.

Completed Primary Production projects

Better Breeding Values: developed new statistical approaches and new data sources and produced tools for, and related to, breeding value prediction.

High Quality Genomes: developed and adapted informatics methods and capability to produce high quality genomes from some of Aotearoa New Zealand's key species of high importance.