Life Technologies has innovative technology platforms optimized for each step of the different plant biotechnology workflows: from genomic tools enabling the understanding of the plant genetic makeup to DNA manipulation, gene and protein expression, cell imaging, and copy-number analysis. 

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Trait Discovery & Sequencing

Instruments, reagents, and analysis software to uncover the genetic makeup of plant organisms.

Uncovering the genetic makeup of the plant organism and how altered expression of genetic variants contributes to complex plant phenotypes is fundamental to the design of the next-generation crop plant. Life Technologies products for de novo sequencing and re-sequencing will get you there faster and more reliably and accurately.

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Plant DNA Sequencing
DNA Llibrary Construction
RACE Kits

Nucleic Acid Extraction & Purification

Reagents specifically designed to isolate nucleic acids from plant tissues. 

Working with plant DNA and RNA has specific challenges that require kits specifically designed to deal with carbohydrates, phenolics, and other compounds abundant in plant tissues. Life Technologies offers an expansive portfolio of products for the isolation, purification, analysis, and quantitation of plant genomic DNA, plasmid DNA and total RNA, mRNA, and microRNA or transcriptome RNA.

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Plant DNA & RNA Purification
Nucleic Acid Gel Electrophoresis and Blotting
Nucleic Acid Quantitation
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Cloning of Plant DNA

Solutions for complex design and assembly of DNA elements for optimal gene expression in plants.

Cloning plant DNA is a key step for genetic engineering, gene studies, and other applications in plant biotechnology research. The development of genetically modified plants often requires complex design and assembly of DNA elements to achieve optimum effects. Life Technologies offers solutions for cloning, DNA amplification, and sequence analysis—at all steps in the cloning workflow.

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Plant DNA Cloning
Cloning Services
Site-Directed Mutagenesis
Competent Cells and Transformation
DNA Oligonucleotides
PCR Reagents and Instruments
Integrated Sequence Analysis Software
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Plant Transformation & Regeneration

Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404 cells to introduce novel genes into plant cells.

The ability to introduce novel genes into plants through plant transformation provides limitless possibilities for the development of new crops. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation is the easiest and most simple plant transformation technique widely used in plant biotechnology applications, and Life Technologies offers A. tumefaciens LBA4404 cells to enable your research in this field.

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Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404 Cells
Gateway-compatible vectors for plant functional genomics and proteomics
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Gene Expression Analysis

Wide variety of real-time PCR instruments, TaqMan® assays, arrays and epigenetic products for studying gene expression in plants. 

Understanding how modified gene expression leads to a new phenotype requires the right plant biotechnology tools. Life Technologies is a leader in providing sequencing, real-time PCR instruments, reagents, informatics, array labeling, and gene-mapping tools for targeted and genome-wide discovery of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs), copy number variants, and other genetic variations.

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Gene Expression Profiling
Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH)
Epigenetic Products
Microarray Analysis

Plant Protein Analysis

Innovative solutions to study post-translational modifications and to correlate RNA and protein expression levels in the same sample.

Plants are increasingly being examined as alternative recombinant protein expression systems. Advance your proteomic workflows using Life Technologies’ comprehensive portfolio of products. Isolate peptides, proteins, and protein complexes directly from your crude sample. We offer innovative solutions to study post-translational modifications and to correlate RNA and protein expression levels in the same sample.

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Protein Sample Preparation and Purification
TaqMan® Chemistry—Based Protein Assays

Plant Cell & Tissue Analysis

Reagents and kits for plant cell and tissue analysis—from antibodies to flow cytometry instruments to Molecular Probes® fluorescence imaging tools.

Understanding the structural and functional relationships of plant cells and tissues is critical to plant biology and plant biotechnology research. Life Technologies has a broad portfolio of products for cell and tissue analysis—from antibodies to flow cytometry instruments to Molecular Probes® fluorescence imaging tools—all designed for the unique challenges presented by plant tissues.

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Plant Genotyping & Copy Number Analysis

Technologies for high-throughput genotyping, chimerism and copy number analysis to enhance our understanding of plants

Effective, high-throughput methods for genotyping and copy number analysis are enhancing our understanding of how to breed food crops for higher yields and better disease resistance. Rapid genotyping of plant species allows researchers to determine which species have direct benefits for human health. Life Technologies has a leading portfolio of instruments, reagents, and solutions for this purpose.

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Plant genotyping
Genotyping by sequencing
Genotyping by Real-time PCR
AFLP® Analysis
Copy Number Variation
ISSR Genotyping of Endangered Agave Plants
SSR genotyping of Jathropha plants by HRM

GMO Testing

Kits to detect GMO-specific DNA sequences in seed, grain, and processed foods and their ingredients, with high confidence. 

Testing for bioengineered genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is now required following legislative action in an increasing number of countries. We offer kits to detect GMO-specific DNA sequences in seed, grain, and processed foods and their ingredients with high confidence.

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GMO testing and detection
TaqMan® GMO Detection and Quantitation System
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Read the application note on Isolation, Detection, and Quantitation of Genetically Modified DNA in Food Materials