Natural product enhancement and development
GardenGenetics® maintains strong working relationships with some
of the most sophisticated analytical chemistry research laboratories
in the world. Our experience with breeding for natural product chemistries
is both broad (across many species) and deep (using extremely sophisticated
Efficient screening for chemical composition
... requires that you are able to analyze the chemical composition
of thousands of individuals in a segregating population. GardenGenetics®
researchers have the experience to develop rapid screening techniques,
from high-tech robotic sample preparation and state-of-the-art
analytical technologies, to classic TLC, to novel proprietary in-the-field
tests which GardenGenetics® can develop specifically for your project.
Our goal is to provide a simple yet elegant solution to the issue
of high volume sample analysis.
Plus and minus
Selection pressure can not only increase the yield of an individual
compound, it can also decrease or eliminate an undesirable compound.
The use of comfrey (Symphytum spp.) as a forage crop
in Europe had been limited by the presence of undesirable concentrations
of pyrrolidizone alkaloids. By the use of traditional plant breeding
and relatively straightforward analytical chemistry, varieties
with extremely low alkaloid content were developed. The minimization
of alkaloid content in comfrey enabled the use of improved varieties
as a high-yielding forage crop. GardenGenetics® can assist you
in enhancing the chemical composition of your natural product
crops in either an additive or subtractive manner.
No GMOs required!
By combining traditional plant breeding with modern analytical
chemistry, GardenGenetics® can enhance the specific chemical composition
of your natural product crop as well as increasing its overall
yield. These product improvements are available WITHOUT transgenic
genetic engineering. There are no GMOs required to enhance and
improve the composition of your natural product crop.
- specific chemical composition
- enhanced flavor and odor composition
- improved yield
- enhanced processed qualities
- enhanced specific chemical composition
- specific nutraceutical composition
- specific natural product composition
- improved yield, both biomass and product
- enhanced processing qualities
Other natural products:
- pigments and natural colorants
If your natural product is produced in a field-grown plant, GardenGenetics® can enhance its composition and yield.