Growers and breeders who grow from seed need to identify male plants and remove them. By traditional means, this is costly in terms of time, space, and resources.
MT Laboratories partners with Phylos Bioscience to offer the Plant Sex Test and assist you with sample preparation. Phylos can differentiate between male and female plants within days of germination with absolute certainty, using a genetic test that detects sex-specific genes. Sample collection is simple, quick, and doesn’t harm seedlings. Results are available within 48 hours.
How it works:
- The Phylos Plant Sex Test analyzes DNA from seedlings to identify male plants.
- Seedlings are ready to test just after the second set of true (serrated) leaves appear.
- Once the seedling reaches this stage the samples are collected by removing one of the cotyledon leaves and smashing it on a collection card.
CMT Laboratories partners with Phylos Bioscience to offer the Plant Sex Test and assist you with sample preparation. Visit their website for more information.