Automated seed sampler and methods of sampling, testing and bulking seeds

  • US 8,071,845 B2
  • Filed: 08/02/2010
  • Issued: 12/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A population of seeds, wherein substantially all of the seeds in the population have a portion of seed tissue removed by an automated sampling system, wherein substantially all of the seeds in the population have the presence or absence of at least one transgene in common, and wherein the presence or absence of the at least one transgene in the seeds in the population is determined by analyzing the portion of seed tissue removed from the seeds.

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