A better understanding of variation among plants goes along with increasing the amount and quality of data. In particular, consistent and reliable phenotyping is important to increase the power of genetic studies. The phenotypic data quality comprises the repeatability and reproducibility of the trait measured. Genetwister supports systematic phenotyping, and aims to increase phenotypic consistency by the integration of automated phenotyping. In parallel, Genetwister investigates new methods to integrate phenotypic data into genetic models to support breeding.
High Molecular Weight DNA isolation
With the increasing demands for DNA molecule size and purity on the newest long read sequencing platforms, comes the need for developing new protocols for DNA isolation from different biological sources in the laboratory at Genetwister.