Euro-Tiss and ATCT have joint their forces and offer services for breeding companies, young plant producers and academia such as:
In many plants commercial interesting traits are only present in wild relatives. Unfortunately, crosses between species and wild relatives do not always lead to seed development because the embryo is aborted in an early stage of development. Tissue-culture techniques can be used to rescue the embryos and thus obtaining plants.
Light has a very significant influence on all tissue-culture procedures. Euro-Tiss/ATCT have used specific LED light colours to optimize for example rooting, plant development, microtuber formation, microspore development, change of sexe. Euro-Tiss/ATCT can develop light protocols for your crop and/or assist you in establishing your own LED light research facilities.
Inbreeding lines are required for the production of hybrids.. These lines can be obtained via 6-8 cycles of inbreeding. Complete homozygous breeding lines can also be obtained by culturing micro-spores or ovules. Another advantage of such plants is the expression of potential interesting new traits which then can be used for breeding purposes.
Plants with a doubled chromosome number often have larger leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Also characteristics as compact growth, resistance to drought, stress and diseases can be altered in plants with a doubled chromosome number. Polyploidization can also break breeding barriers.
Many companies store their important breeding materials in-vitro. Usually this is done on site. Storage of strategic collections at only one site is too risk full. Euro-Tiss/ATCT can store and maintain your important breeding lines /plant materials as a back-up collection. If required Euro-Tiss/ATCT can develop cryo-preservation protocols and/or slow storage protocols.