Screening of germplasm covering the Rubus genus (particularly raspberry and blackberry) using molecular markers associated with key traits for pest and disease resistance and fruit quality:
Raspberry root rot resistance Fruit size Validation phase of fruit softeningValidation phase of fruit yield
We also have the capability to screen a range of other Rubus traits, including architectural.
Screening of germplasm covering the Ribes genus (currants):
Gall mite resistance
H1 GeneValidation phase of marker GPA5, gene resistance to white PCN of S.Vernei originPMTV
Canister testing for White and Golden PCN
DNA FINGERPRINTING FOR SOFT FRUIT AND POTATOES
This provides a DNA profile of the variety. Genotyping services are available for both soft fruit varieties and potato.
The generation of DNA fingerprints can be used for various purposes
Trueness-to-typeVarietal issues/mix-upsRelatedness of breeding material/phylogenetic analysis (primarily for soft fruit)
James Hutton Limited also has an extensive database of DNA profiles of soft fruit varieties for comparative purposes.
Resistance to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus
Test for presence/absence of cyanogenic compound epiheterodendrin (EPH) in malting barley
James Hutton Limited can offer both conventional, microscopic testing and a recently developed diagnostic test to identify the presence of Free Living Nematodes in soil.
Prices for all diagnostics are available on request.
For further information, please contactVanessa Young, Head of Molecular Diagnostics+44 1382 568740
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