Cereal Sample Identification

The development of molecular techniques for genetic analysis has led to a great increase in the knowledge of cereal genetics and the understanding of the structure and behaviour of cereal genomes.  Characterization of germplasm by means of DNA fingerprinting techniques provides a tool for precise germplasm identification. DNA based molecular markers allow precise, objective, and rapid cultivar identification.  Fingerprinting with DNA-based molecular markers, allows precise, objective and rapid cultivar identification.

Cereal Sample Identification is to be used when you need to determine the identification or variety of your sample. An example of when you would request this test is when you need to determine what variety is in one of your grain bins or bulk storage bags. For testing purposes Discovery Seed Labs requires about 2 cups or 500 grams of seed.