An example of DNA microarrays, used in cancer (and other diseases) research. &copy Alila Medical Media

Gene expression

Phenotypic variation is dependent on the expression of many genes and expression is not just under genetic control but also that of the environment. By helping to elucidate the molecular basis of physiological functions and how they are regulated, gene expression profiling and differential gene expression can help detect desirable animals for integration into breeding programmes. It is also a very useful tool for answering many ecological and evolutionary questions, especially in non-model species.

Noahgene can offer a number of assays, from real-time PCR (RT-qPCR), to genome wide or tissue/function specific microarray (chip)-based technologies and also next generation sequencing technologies.