Molecular Diagnostics

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MOLECULAR MARKERS

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 softening
Validation 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

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MOLECULAR MARKERS

H1 Gene
Validation phase of marker GPA5, gene resistance to white PCN of S.Vernei origin
PMTV

CONVENTIONAL TESTING

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-type
Varietal issues/mix-ups
Relatedness 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.

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MOLECULAR MARKERS

Resistance to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus

Test for presence/absence of cyanogenic compound epiheterodendrin (EPH) in malting barley

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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 contact
Vanessa Young, Head of Molecular Diagnostics
+44 1382 568740

James Hutton Limited, Dundee: Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA Scotland +44 (0)1382 568 568 

James Hutton Limited, Aberdeen: Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH Scotland +44 (0)8449 285 428