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DNA multiscan®  

What is DNA multiscan®?
DNA multiscan® is the new standard for detecting and identifying plant-pathogenic and beneficial organisms in:
- plant material: crops, seedlings, cuttings, young plants and seeds
- substrates: potting mixes, stone wool and soil
- re-circulating systems: irrigation water, nutrient solutions and drainage water
- wash and rinse water used during and after harvest
- fertilizers, composts and fresh manures

Besides detecting the presence of pathogenic and certain beneficial microorganisms, DNA multiscan® also simultaneously indicates the quantity or magnitude of the organisms detected in a sample.

How does DNA multiscan® work?
Like its name suggests, DNA multiscan® looks ("scan") for the presence of specific DNA fragments in the sample under examination. After all, every organism contains unique hereditary material ("DNA") that can be detected and visualized. The DNA of a large number of organisms ("multi") can be distinguished and visualized immediately and simultaneously in one test.

By comparing the strength of the detection signal with the intensity of a known standard, a calculation can be made regarding the quantity of each organism detected in a sample.

DNA multiscan® timeschedule

Who developed DNA multiscan?
DNA multiscan® is the product of international co-operation between several renowned research institutes in both North America and Europe. The technical-scientific development and validation was co-ordinated by Scientia Terrae Research Institute. The initiator, financier and distributor of DNA multiscan® is De Ceuster Corporation of St. Katelijne-Waver (Belgium).

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