From the Applied Biosystems® Sanger sequencing technology that powered the sequencing of the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana, to next-generation instruments with superior accuracy, to the first benchtop sequencer available, the Ion PGM™ sequencer, Life Technologies has sequencing platforms to empower your plant sciences research. Our instruments are backed by the industry’s widest portfolio of optimized reagents, high-quality consumables, and simplified analysis solutions, as well as access to our world-class technical support.

Plant sciences research applications enabled by sequencing technologies

Plant de novo genome sequencing

Plant genome sequencing powered by Ion™ semiconductor sequencing offers fast, affordable genome and exome sequencing in plants. This is fundamental not only to answering basic research questions but also to designing the next-generation of crop plants.


Plant genotyping

Next-generation sequencing has simplified SNP discovery and made it much more cost effective. Discover new SNPs in important crop variants using a genotyping by sequencing strategy on the Ion PGM™ sequencer, then confirm your discoveries by Sanger sequencing.


QTL mapping and marker-assisted selection

Life Technologies offers effective, high-throughput sequencing solutions for marker-assisted selection for hundreds of markers and seed or plant samples through fragment analysis and semiconductor sequencing.


Plant Gene Expression Analysis

Transcriptome sequencing has never been easier than with the Ion PGM™ sequencer or the Ion Proton™ systems. If your goal is to profile the entire plant transcriptome or to use RNA sequencing to reduce the complexity of a large, complex and polyploid genome, we have the right solutions for you.