Meridian Improves Field-Testing in AgBio with its New Air-Dryable™ qPCR Mix for Crude Plant Samples
Increasing global food demand due to the growth in the human population accelerated the need for better crop health monitoring and surveillance. The requirements for constant monitoring of transgenic DNA from genetically modified organisms (GMO), coupled with the need for more reactive crop disease management with fast pathogen detection, led to the adoption of molecular techniques such as qPCR in agricultural diagnostics. While extraction of DNA from the plant sample before qPCR analysis does allow for the removal of various plant metabolites inhibiting the analysis, it is also a laborious and expensive activity. Meridian has developed an innovative solution for direct qPCR workflows using crude plant lysates without nucleic acid purification.
Meridian’s Air-Dryable™ Direct DNA qPCR
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