Services

Test Group

Test

Description

Protein Analysis

Hybrid Purity

Determination of purity of hybrid seed

Parental/inbred Homogeneity

Determining the level of stability in inbred seed material

Combined Inbred Testing

Testing of a hybrid and the related inbreds for purity and homogeneity

Variety Comparison

Comparing the protein profiles of varieties

Inbred line purification

Protein profiling of individual seeds for selection of pure individuals

DNA Analysis

Comparison test

Comparing unknown samples to known samples

Variety Identification

Identification of varieties using control samples

Genetic profiling

Determination of genetic relatedness

Marker Assisted Backcrossing (MAB)

Recovery of genetic background after trait conversions

Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)

Selection of individual plants for desired traits

General Diagnostics

Diagnoses of selected plant pathogens

Meat Adulteration Screen

Screening of meat samples for contamination of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey and horse

Meat Adulteration Quantification

Quantification of the contaminating meat species in a meat sample (per species: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey or horse

GMO Analysis

PCR – Qualitative

(ISO17025/SANAS accredited)

Adventitious Presence (Double Screen)

Detection of the unintentional presence of GM material in food, feed or seed (35S/NOS Double Screen)

Single screen

Detection of the unintentional presence of GM events containing the 35S promoter

Commodity ID

Identification of agricultural commodities in food or feed

Event/Trait ID**

Detection of specific GM events/traits

PCR – Quantitative

(ISO17025/SANAS accredited)

35S (maize)

Quantitative detection of the 35S promoter in maize or maize-based food or feed

NOS (maize)

Comparative quantitative detection of the NOS terminator in maize or maize-based food or feed

Event/Trait Specific**

Quantitative detection of particular GM events/traits

ELISA

Trait Purity***

Determination of the purity of a GM trait in a seed lot

Rush Fee

A rush fee is applicable for GMO results required within 24 hours of submission (maximum 10 samples)

Physical and Chemical Analysis

Seed Loading

Determination of the amount of active ingredient on coated/treated seed (bulk or per seed)

Heubach Dust-off Testing

Determination of the amount of dust generated from coated/treated seed

Seed Adhesion Studies

Treatment of seed (according to clients’ specifications) followed by Heubach Dust-off testing and a Seed Loading analysis

Residue Analysis

Detection and/or quantification of pesticide residues on plants, seed, feed or food.

Active Ingredient Analysis

Detection and/or quantification of active ingredients on plants, seed, feed or food.

Film Coating QC

Quality control Certificates of Analysis for film coating products

Seed Analysis

Purity Analysis

Standard

Percentage composition by weight of pure seed and other seed/inert matter

Grasses

Grasses (with degluming)

Grasses (with blowing)

Other seeds

Determination of the number of seeds of another species in a sample

Germination

Conventional (4 x 100)

To determine the germination potential of seed lot

Weighed Replicate Test

Tetrazolium (Viability)

To estimate the viability of seed samples

Seed Health Testing

To determine the health status of a seed sample

Species and Variety Testing

To determine whether a seed sample conforms to a particular species or variety

Moisture

To determine the moisture content of seeds

Weight Determination

To determine the thousand-seed weight

Embryo Viability Test

To determine the viability of seeds with slow germination of high dormancy periods

Seed Vigour Test

To provide information about the planting value in different environments or storage potential of seed lots

Miscellaneous

Consulting

Our team of expert scientists are available for consulting on a wide variety of topics

Data Analysis

Our team of expert scientists are available to analyse data on your behalf

Contract Research

Our team of expert scientists are available contract research on selected projects

Method Development

Our team of expert scientists are available to develop methods according to your needs