Methods of seed breeding using high throughput nondestructive seed sampling

  • US 7,703,238 B2
  • Filed: 02/28/2007
  • Issued: 04/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A high-throughput, non-destructive method for analyzing individual seeds in a population of seeds, the method comprising:

  • removing a tissue sample from each of one or more individual seeds in the population using an automated sampler while preserving germination viability of the one or more sampled seeds; and

    analyzing the one or more tissue samples for the presence or absence of one or more characteristics indicative of at least one genetic or chemical trait.

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