Genetic testing services

USOMI Genomics is our genetics and biotechnology department, which provides services that ensure farmers are planting the right crop varieties as well as rearing the right livestock breeds for their production systems. Our laboratory diagnostic and tissue culture services ensure that farmers are ahead of any diseases, pests and other offending agents that reduce farm productivity. Call us for bacterial, viral and fungi diagnostic services in vegetables and ornamental crops. Call us to find out more and make your order today.

Livestock Genetic Services

What We Do

DNA profiling

This service allows farmers to identify the breed composition of their animals and keep a genomic profile for future reference. Based on DNA profile data, genetic purity (or admixture) can be determined.

Genetic Stock identification

This is an important service that will allow distinguishing between closely related species/strains/ecotypes.

Parentage testing

This service allows farmers to determine Sire parentage, Dam parentage. At present we offer the verification of parentage and identity in horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and dogs. Parentage tests allow the owner to identify:

  • The parents of each offspring.
  • whether the offspring is due to natural or assisted mating.
  • The sires that produce the largest number of offspring.
  • The sires with the best/worst performing offspring.

Testing for disease loci

We offer analyses for Multiple Genetic Abnormalities and Conditions in cattle, including Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH) and Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), Coat Color Dilution (DL), Idiopathic Epilepsy (IE), Osteopetrosis (OS), Pulmonary Hypoplasia Anasarca (PHA) and Tibial Hemimelia (TH). Other tests include Kappa-casein, Freemartinism, and Polled cattle.

Crop Genetics Services

What We Do

Available Crop Tests

  • Variety identification using DNA markers.
  • Pathogen identification for seed borne diseases.
  • Genetic purity testing using molecular markers.
  • Virus indexing.

Other Tests

  • Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS).
  • Genomic data analysis/Population Genetics Studies.
  • Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) & Bioinformatics.

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Our Mission

To identify, promote and multiply appropriate technologies and farming best practices that maximize productivity for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Vision

An Africa where precision agriculture is the hallmark of every farming enterprise.

Our Contacts

Hardy Shopping Centre , Ushirika Road , Karen , P.O. Box 105086-00101 , Nairobi Kenya.

+254 736 407985