NEW state-of-the-art DNA equipment will help WA maintain its competitive position in the field of agricultural genomics.
The State Government has provided $350,000 to the State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) towards the purchase of a multi-column capillary DNA sequencer.
The equipment, valued at $500,000, will provide high-throughput genomics, genotyping and sequencing technology for agricultural research.
It was purchased with funding from the Agriculture Department and Murdoch University with additional support from the University of WA, Curtin University and the Centre for High Throughput Agricultural Genetic Analysis.
Agriculture Minister Kim Chance said the purchase of the new equipment demonstrated the benefits of collaboration in agricultural research between government and educational institutes.