DNA-Based Varietal Identification for Fruit & Nut Tree Crops and Strawberry
Foundation Plant Services offers DNA-based variety identification on a fee-for-service basis for almond, apple, apricot, cherry, olive, peach, plum, pistachio, strawberry and walnut. Using "DNA Fingerprinting" technology, varieties are identified by comparing the DNA profile of the client's sample to Foundation Plant Services' DNA Identification Reference Databases. The databases, specific to each crop, contain DNA profiles of currently important varieties, historic varieties and rootstocks. The service is available to both domestic and international clients. The service does not distinguish between bud-sports (somatic mutations, clones) within a given variety.
Dried young leaves are the standard sample. Sample collection materials are provided as part of the service. Results are typically ready in three to four weeks. An invoice will be sent with the results after testing is completed.
Price: 1-5 samples $345 per sample
6 or more samples $265 per sample
- Name and address for shipping collection materials and instructions
- The number of plants to be tested
- Background regarding the plants to be tested and the issue to be resolved
- We will send an e-mail confirmation, instructions and collection material.