Which Instrument is the Best for Your Plant Biotechnology Application?

Life Technologies offers innovative technology platforms to support a wide range of plant biotechnology applications. The table below provides a quick look at some of our key technologies and the plant research applications they enable. For more information, visit the featured research applications here or click on the links below.

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  Technology Platforms Ion Torrent Semiconductor Sequencing Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencing Real-time PCR
 Applications

Ion Personal Genome Machine™ Sequencer


Ion Proton™ Sequencer


3500 Series Genetic Analyzers
Step One Real-Time PCR system

StepOne™ / StepOnePlus™ systems
ViiA 7 Real-Time PCR system

ViiA™ 7 system
QuantStudio Real-Time PCR system

QuantStudio™ 12K Flex System
DNAde novo sequencingyesyesyes   
 Targeted Resequencingyes yes   
 Confirmation of NGS Results  yes   
 SNP Discovery (whole genome)yesyesyes   
 SNP Confirmation  yesyesyesyes
 QTL Mappingyes yesyesyesyes
 Marker-assisted Selectionyes yesyesyesyes
 Genotyping-by-Sequencingyesyes    
 Linkage Mappingyes yes  yes
 Variety Identificationyes yes yesyes
 Microsatellite/SSR analysis  yes   
 AFLP® Analysis  yes   
 Mutation (SNP) Screeningyes    yes
 GMO Testing   yesyesyes
 Digital PCR     yes
 Rare Allele Detection     yes
 High-resolution Melting (HRM)   yesyesyes
 Copy Number Variationyesyesyesyesyesyes
 Methylationyes yes yesyes
 ChiP-Seqyesyes    
RNAWhole Transcriptome Sequencingyesyes    
 Targeted Gene Expressionyes  yesyesyes
 Gene Expression Confirmation   yesyesyes
 miRNA Expressionyes  yesyesyes
 siRNA Analysis   yesyesyes
ProteinProtein Expression   yesyesyes