Life Technologies offers innovative technology platforms to support a wide range of plant biotechnology applications. The table below provides a quick look at some of our key technologies and the plant research applications they enable. For more information, visit the featured research applications here or click on the links below.

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  Technology Platforms Ion Torrent Semiconductor Sequencing Capillary Electrophoresis Sequencing Real-time PCR
  Applications

Ion Personal Genome Machine™ Sequencer


Ion Proton™ Sequencer


3500 Series Genetic Analyzers
Step One Real-Time PCR system

StepOne™ / StepOnePlus™ systems
ViiA 7 Real-Time PCR system

ViiA™ 7 system
QuantStudio Real-Time PCR system

QuantStudio™ 12K Flex System
DNA de novo sequencing yes yes yes      
  Targeted Resequencing yes   yes      
  Confirmation of NGS Results     yes      
  SNP Discovery (whole genome) yes yes yes      
  SNP Confirmation     yes yes yes yes
  QTL Mapping yes   yes yes yes yes
  Marker-assisted Selection yes   yes yes yes yes
  Genotyping-by-Sequencing yes yes        
  Linkage Mapping yes   yes     yes
  Variety Identification yes   yes   yes yes
  Microsatellite/SSR analysis     yes      
  AFLP® Analysis     yes      
  Mutation (SNP) Screening yes         yes
  GMO Testing       yes yes yes
  Digital PCR           yes
  Rare Allele Detection           yes
  High-resolution Melting (HRM)       yes yes yes
  Copy Number Variation yes yes yes yes yes yes
  Methylation yes   yes   yes yes
  ChiP-Seq yes yes        
RNA Whole Transcriptome Sequencing yes yes        
  Targeted Gene Expression yes     yes yes yes
  Gene Expression Confirmation       yes yes yes
  miRNA Expression yes     yes yes yes
  siRNA Analysis       yes yes yes
Protein Protein Expression       yes yes yes

Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures