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Molecular Breeding

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Eurofins BioDiagnostics offers a wide array of molecular breeding services to help plant breeders identify and introduce desirable traits into plant varieties quickly and efficiently. With results from tests using the industry’s most sophisticated methods, technologies and analyses, plant breeders can bring the precision of molecular genetics science to their programs, accelerating the speed to market of their new varieties.

Eurofins BioDiagnostics utilizes state-of-the-art genotyping and sequencing platforms, such as Illumina (iScan, MiSeq, HiSeq), Affymetrix (GeneTitan), Array Tape Platform (LGC Genomics) and Fluidigm EP1 System to provide quick and accurate results and to support a wide array of molecular breeding projects. These include:

As part of its trait introgression services, EBDI uses proprietary sets of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers for crop species.

Molecular breeding and genomic technology services benefits for breeding programs:

  • Accurate and successful selection of a wide range of traits
  • 95% of recurrent parent genetic makeup in two generations
  • Identification of the genomic basis of specific phenotypes
  • Identification and characterization of candidate genes for traits of interest
  • Discovery of proprietary SNPs in crops and implementation in breeding programs
  • Selection and advancement of lines with superior alleles
  • Reduction of time-to-market and breeding-program costs


BDI offers Molecular Breeding testing for the following crops: