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
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?
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®
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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