TeraSawit™ SHELL Test
KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PLANTING NOW
- Enable more accurate fruit form identification
- Manage non-tenera contamination
- Enhance oil palm sustainability
The TeraSawit SHELL test is the first commercially available genotyping test for the oil palm industry. The test allows oil palm seed producers and growers to precisely determine the tenera, dura and pisifera fruit form of a seedling, nursery palm or field planted palm. Now you can improve yields and sustainability by selectively screening palms for the desired fruit form before planting.
The test starts with the TeraSawit Sample Collection Kit. The TeraSawit Sample Collection Kit includes everything you need for easy, trackable collection of oil palm leaves for downstream processing. The patented leaf punch and tree tag facilitate sample collection and tree labeling from a nursery palm, juvenile palm or adult palm. The punch and tag include barcodes for accurate tracking of leaf sample to tree.
DNA is extracted from the leaf samples using a proprietary DNA isolation protocol. The DNA is then genotyped on the Douglas Scientific IntelliQube, based on the Array Tape® platform. This cutting edge, automated system includes liquid handling, thermal cycling, detection and analysis. The addition of the Intellicycler® PCR Water Bath Thermocycler provides even more genotyping capacity, allowing Orion Biosains to process tens of thousands of samples per day!