COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT
The CenGen laboratory has re-opened on 11 May with strict health and sanitary regulations in place in accordance with the national level 4 lockdown requirements. We are able to receive samples strictly on appointment basis only. For any queries, please contact the lab at 023 342 5994, or Renée Prins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office hours during this period are 08:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday.
We wish all of our colleagues, clients and collaborators calmness and good health during these trying times.
CenGen offers various genomics-related services to plant breeders, producers and agricultural-related industries. The focus is to implement and utilise high-throughput molecular technologies in various applications involving crop and horticultural plants as well as fungi (e.g. wheat, barley, maize, grapevine, citrus, deciduous fruit- and nut trees, truffles and a range of plant pathogens).
We are flexible in terms of experimental layout and sample size and customise projects according to every client’s needs.
- Cultivar identity determinations and purity testing using DNA fingerprinting techniques
- Confirmation of the presence or absence of specific genes to assist in selection of breeding lines (marker-assisted selection)
- Confirmation of species’ identity (e.g. for truffle production)
- CenGen is also engaged in Research and Development by means of our involvement in various academic research projects in which we develop many of the tools we apply to the benefit of the industry