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Genetics and Genomics Capabilities

Services, Products, and Information

Listed below are the services, products, and information USGS facilities provide to customers.

Facility
Location
Services, Products, and Information
Customers

Alaska Science Center

 

Anchorage, Alaska
  • biomarker development
  • diversity
  • genomics (comparative, some functional)
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data (usually molecular sexing data)
  • stock assessment
  • stock identification/structure
  • systematics
  • other:
    • behavioral genetics such as paternity assessment for wildlife species
    • genetic tagging studies
    • mentorship, training
    • molecular sexing of mammals and birds
    • screening of functional genes such as MHC, melanocortin, and genes associated with behavior

Community, Department of the Interior (DOI), International agencies, Local school district, other National governments, State agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Universities

Arizona Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit

Tucson, Arizona

 

 

Columbia Environmental Research Center

Columbia, Missouri
  • biomarker development
  • diagnostics for disease/contaminants
  • diversity
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • systematics
  • stock identification/structure

GLFC, GLFT, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), USGS Biomonitoring Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) Program, USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program

Florida Science Centers: Southeast Ecological Science Center and St. Petersburg Science Center

Florida
  • biomarker development
  • diagnostics for disease/contaminants
  • diversity
  • genetic mark-recapture studies
  • genome analysis
  • landscape genetics
  • mentorship and training
  • microsatellite analysis
  • pedigree analyses
  • phylogenetics
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • stock assessment
  • stock identification/structure
  • systematics

Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Manatee Population Status Working Group (MPSWG), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) , National Park Service (NPS), International Agencies

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Corvallis, Oregon
  • biomarker development
  • diversity
  • genome analysis
  • genomics
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • systematics
  • other:
    • forensics
    • pedigree analysis
    • selection of individuals for translocations and reintroductions

Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS; Oregon State University: Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; Over 25 zoos in North America; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); U.S. Forest Service (USFS); USGS Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit;U.S. Navy; University of Sao Paulo/Fullbright Program

Conservation Genetics Laboratory Partners

Fort Collins Science Center: FORT Molecular Ecology Lab

Fort Collins, Colorado
  • biomarker development
  • diversity
  • genomics
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • stock assessment
  • stock identification/structure
  • systematics
  • other:
    • AFLP
    • analysis of ancient DNA and museum specimens
    • mark-recapture analysis using non-invasive sampling techniques
    • paternity analysis
    • phylogenetics
    • population and survival estimation
    • Single base extension
    • WAVE detection of SNP variants

Airlie Swan Research Program, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Fish and Game, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado State University, George Mason University, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Iowa State University, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas State University, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, National Park Service (NPS), Nevada Division of Wildlife, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Smithsonian Institution (SI), South Dakota Department of Game, University of Alberta, University of Wyoming, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Utah Division of Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Great Lakes Science Center

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • diversity
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • stock assessment
  • stock identification/structure
  • systematics
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MIDNR), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR), National Park Service (NPS), Ontario Ministry Natural Resources (MNR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Leetown Science Center

 

Kearneysville, West Virginia
  • biomarker development
  • diagnostics for disease/contaminants
  • diversity
  • genomics
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • stock assessment
  • stock identification/structure
  • systematics
  • other:
    • captive breeding management
    • identify analysis
    • landscape and community genetics
    • software development
      • CREATE - assists with converting input data into various formats for use with over 50 genetic analysis programs
      • PEDAGOG - models eco-evolutionary dynamics
      • PedAgree - easily compares and assesses pedigree reconstruction using molecular markers
Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC), Minerals Management Service (MMS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service (NPS), State agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

National Wetlands Research Center

 

Lafayette, Louisiana
  • biomarker development using flow cytometry
  • genome size determination for species delineation
Audubon Center for Research on Endangered Species; Louisiana State University; SeaGrant; State agencies for fish, wildlife, and conservation; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Hatcheries and Environmental Contaminants Offices

National Wildlife Health Center

 

Madison, Wisconsin
  • biomarker development
  • diagnostics for disease/contaminants
  • diversity
  • genome analysis
  • genomics
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • systematics
Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI), Salton Sea Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Jamestown, North Dakota    

Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

 

Bozeman, Montana    
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit Corvallis, Oregon    

Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Laurel, Maryland
  • biomarker development
  • diagnostics for disease/contaminants
  • diversity
  • genomics
  • population genetics
  • systematics
  • other:
    • analysis of ancient DNA from museum specimens
    • mentorship, training
    • molecular sexing
    • phylogenetics
    • taxonomy

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International agencies, Rusty Blackbird Working Group, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Lubbock, Texas    

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

 

La Crosse, Wisconsin    

Western Ecological Research Center

 

Sacramento, California
  • biomarker development
  • diversity
  • microsatellite analysis
  • population analysis
  • population genetics
  • raw data
  • systematics
  • other:
    • mentorship, training
Department of the Interior (DOI) agencies, Museums, State agencies, Universities

Western Fisheries Research Center

Seattle, Washington

 

 
Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Stevens Point, Wisconsin    
Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Madison, Wisconsin    
Voytek Microbiology Reston, Virginia    

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