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Fruit tree DNA
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:08:48 AM »
Wish someone would start doing this for tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

http://fps.ucdavis.edu/dnamain.cfm
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Re: Fruit tree DNA
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 12:12:38 PM »
Wish someone would start doing this for tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

http://fps.ucdavis.edu/dnamain.cfm


That would be great if it was done for tropical and subtropicals. It would probably stop some people in California from renaming everything.

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Re: Fruit tree DNA
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 03:07:25 PM »
Wish someone would start doing this for tropical and subtropical fruit trees.

http://fps.ucdavis.edu/dnamain.cfm


That would be great if it was done for tropical and subtropicals. It would probably stop some people in California from renaming everything.


Ya, and a few from Florida...
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Re: Fruit tree DNA
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 10:05:33 PM »
Haha, very true!

Iíve considered working out a contract with a DNA sequencing company that could also process the samples but it would be too expensive for most growers and we would need a reference DNA library to blast the unknown samples against.

Sequencing the samples is not very expensive but extracting the DNA and running the PCR gets very expensive. Sequencing a single sample used to run about $9 per sample but when you have thousands of samples, it only costs $2-3 per sample. This is if you already have a contract with the company. If you donít have a contract, the samples will probably cost 5-10 times more because the companies donít want to waste their time on such small orders.

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