Genomics and its use in understanding cannabis.
The Cannabis genome is the plant's entire set of DNA, including all of its genes. Genomics is the science of studying, mapping, and understanding of these genes. Applying genomics to Cannabis is an advanced tool for knowing your plant at the genetic, or DNA, level.
The use of genomic data improves what we are able to understand about specific traits sought in the Cannabis plant and aid in guiding a desired plant’s outcome. This is useful for many reasons, such as gene discovery, but especially for directing breeding efforts.
How is breeding improved by applying genomics?
Selecting plants to breed for certain traits using genomics is done through the application of genetic markers, also known as Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB). Use of MAB for Cannabis varieties isn’t new – but its application to a global Cannabis industry is. Relevant and rapid expansion of genomic data makes its application a highly valued tool, directing breeding with precision for commercial, ethical, and/or scientific purposes.
A breeding plan using MAB means innovating through understanding your plants genetic diversity while achieving stable plant or seed via directed crosses. Breeding projects are customized to meet your needs.
How do I get started?
Pricing varies based on the number of plants and depth of novel marker development required. We want to collaborate with you on your individual goals - please contact us so that we may better customize your experiment.