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DNA multiscan®  

DNA multiscan® was developed because the classical diagnostics systems could not keep up with the continuously increasing demand of the standards systems set force by the modern horticulture sector. The main innovations and features are listed below.

With DNA multiscan®, the presence of a complete set of pathogens specific to a plant or cropping system is tested in a single analysis. Hence, there is no need to have several analyses conducted to obtain complete insight into the disease profile of your crop. Whether fungi, bacteria or nematodes, DNA multiscan® detects them all at the same time!

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. Now you can more accurately assess the threat posed by the detected organism and, consequently, tackle it in the most appropriate manner. Hence, there is no more need to overapply treatments on the basis of generally assumend risks of disease.

Currently accepted diagnoses based on culturing pathogens on artificial nutrient media are slow and often take 2 to 3 weeks to complete. DNA multiscan® renders this approach obsolete and today, diagnosis with DNA multiscan® is achieved within 36 hours of receiving the sample.

DNA multiscan® provides results based on the genetic material of the living organisms that cause plant diseases. Pathogen DNA cannot hide. Even when pathogens evade detection by other methods, their DNA cannot escape recognition by DNA multiscan®.

Every detection method has its lower limit to where it can reasonably recognize a pathogen or benificial microorganism. Scientific research demonstrates that DNA multiscan® is 100 times more sensitive than the conventional culture-based techniques. This means that DNA multiscan® will warn of an impending problem, whereas other techniques will likely indicate that everything is favourable.

DNA multiscan® succeeds in sensing and resolving the different pathogen species and subspecies relevant to the situation. This distinctive capacity is an advantage which should not be underestimated. It is quite possible that certain pathogen species or subspecies are harmless for your crop. Traditional diagnostics systems could cause you needless worry. With DNA multiscan® you will rest easy.

Besides harmful microorganisms, DNA multiscan® also detects beneficial organisms in the sample, simultaneously providing you an idea of the biological buffering capacity of your soil. It is quite possible that the beneficial organisms present are capable of containing the expansion of their harmful counterparts. Why spend money in resources if nature is already lending a hand?

Substrate independence
DNA multiscan® also succeeds in documenting the presence and magnitude of non-culturable organisms. This is obviously revolutionary because these organisms can also impact the health and quality of your crop. Until the development of DNA multiscan®, this relevant information was unattainable and, therefore, not known. Today, pathogens are no longer concealed by technological limitations. DNA multiscan® reveals them.

A DNA multiscan® analysis will probably cost you more than a classical analysis. However, one DNA multiscan® analysis is the equivalent of many conventional analyses. Comparing prices based on one analysis would be the same as comparing apples to oranges. The fact is that the cost per analyzed organism is by far the least expensive with DNA multiscan®. Beyond any doubt, DNA multiscan® gives you the most value for the lowest price.

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