What is DNA multiscan®?
DNA multiscan® is the new standard for
detecting and identifying plant-pathogenic and beneficial
- plant material: crops, seedlings, cuttings, young plants
- 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
= QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
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.
= QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
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.
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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