TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
Depending upon your project needs, multiple genomic tools may be used to achieve your goals. As a rule of thumb, Plant Identification is usually the first step in any project, as we must first know the genetic heredity and stability of your plants. From there, we can better direct marker and breeding efforts and identify key genes for development.
ACCELERATED SELECTION FOR YOUR GOALS
TRADITIONAL BREEDING VS. MARKER ASSISTED BREEDING (MAB)
We develop genetic markers that will tell you information about your plant, such as flowering time, terpene makeup, yield patterns, etc. With that information, you can supercharge “pheno-hunting” and select your backcrosses much more rapidly and confidently.
What are genetic markers?
Think of markers as tiny probes. These probes bind to DNA on the chromosome to visually map the plant’s genetic makeup for genes like sex, cannabinoid and terpene profile, yield, flowering time, and more. When you consider the chromosome as the backbone of DNA, there are limitless possibilities to what we can do to maximize your success!
Genetic Strain Identification - also called a “fingerprint” - produces a genotype, the necessary information required to develop tools unique to your plants. Our report will outline your plant's place in the known genetic family tree and its genetic stability, which is the first step to developing tools to breed more efficiently, to protect your IP, or to simply know its lineage.
DNA Markers are robust tools that can rapidly characterize a plant's genetic properties, including heredity and stability. This is ideal for comparing and identifying your plant catalogue. Our PCR-based marker screens are available for: plant sex, active THC:CBD alleles and combos, flowering time locus, and terpene production.
Our tailored PCR primers and DNA Marker Screens are utilized to meet your individual goals and are key to accelerating your plant's improvement. Improving and capitalizing on your plant's commercial value drives long term value. DNA marker screens can improve operational efficiencies, increase accuracy of plant selection, and accelerate time to market for your best 'strains.'
BREEDING WITH GENOMICS
The Cannabis genome is the plant's entire set of DNA, including all of its genes. Genomics is the science of studying, mapping, and understanding of these genes. Applying genomics to Cannabis is an advanced tool for knowing your plant at the genetic, or DNA, level. The use of genomic data improves what we are able to understand about specific traits sought in the Cannabis plant and aid in guiding a desired plant’s outcome. This is useful for many reasons, such as gene discovery, but especially for directing breeding efforts.