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Adventitous Presence

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Adventitious presence (AP) is the unintended presence of unwanted biotech traits in seed or grain lots or field populations. It is vital that any breeding or seed production program conduct AP testing at the appropriate stages — with quality samples and statistically significant sample sizes, for appropriate targets, in order to ensure the highest-quality product.

Eurofins BioDiagnostics’ quantitative AP testing determines the amount of unwanted biotech traits in a seed or grain lot. Our sensitive DNA-based tests can detect very low levels of AP in a sample. Analysis results indicate an estimate of contamination in the tested sample as well as an upper limit for the lot from which the sample was taken.

Our well-established relationships with all major commercial trait providers allow us to offer you a customized, comprehensive AP-testing program that covers the spectrum of commercially available biotech traits. Our fast turnaround times and expert consultation ensure that you get timely results and the context in which to best understand them.

  • AP testing benefits for seed and grain production and distribution
    • QA data to measure product against internal quality standards
    • Tangible evidence of a quality product
    • Significant competitive advantage over programs that do not verify product integrity through AP testing
    • Information for lot logistics
    • Reduced liability
  • AP testing benefits for breeding programs
    • Eliminates cost of advancing material with unwanted biotech traits
    • QA data to measure product against internal quality standards
    • Tangible evidence of a quality product
    • Significant competitive advantage over programs that do not verify product integrity through AP testing
    • Reduced liability
  • BDI offers AP testing for the following crops: