- We are EXCITED to announce that we are now offering LH244 Maize and Fielder Wheat transformation/editing services to clients! Details can be found in our Maize Portal above and pricing can be found on our Pricing and Payments page.
- We are continuing to work on some additional maize varieties like B73 and PHR03 and more elite wheat varieties that were licensed from the University of MN (Linkert; Shelly; Lang). We hope to have some of these ready in the coming months as well.
- Through an ongoing USDA-NACA grant in cooperation with Phil Bregitzer’s Lab, we have successfully transformed (verified in T1 seed) a variety of Barley called Gemcraft using a mature embryo transformation method. Gemcraft is a 2-row spring barley used in malting. Once efficiencies of the system are known, we hope to offer this as a future transformation/editing service as well.
- We are also excited to announce what we believe to be the first successful transformation (verified in T1 seed) of Industrial Hemp (high CBD variety). We are now offering transformation services for hemp. Below are a photo of a T0 transgenic hemp event and its T1 progeny showing expression of a Td-Tomato fluorescent gene that was inserted. Please see our Pricing and Payments page for pricing information.
- Research seed available: We have recently bulked up some key seed varieties that may be of interest to researchers for controls or experiments. These were grown in high quality conditions in Chile and have nice germination and low bioburden. We have the following seed for sale in small research quantities (200 seeds for $50) that can be requested from Mike Petersen at email@example.com :
- Maize – LH244 (recent elite in-bred releases by Bayer); B73
- Soybean – Williams82 (from a single seed decent obtained from Robert Stupar and Iowa State); Asgrow A3244 (elite variety just off PVP)
Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center is a public crop biotechnology service and research center. WCIC enables exploration of plant gene function in the context of extensive crop genome resources and global challenges such as population growth, world hunger, climate instability, and sustainability concerns.
WCIC dramatically increases U.S. translational and functional genomic research potential with the capacity to handle thousands of constructs per year across primary crop and model plant species. Initial fee-for-service offerings will be expanded over time as we work toward technologies to transform and edit cultivars of interest to the research community efficiently and cost-effectively. We are interested in initial partnerships that have the potential to immediately utilize the capacity of WCIC.