This new equipment allows increasing our capacity to grow plants under controlled conditions (temperature, hygrometry, light).
Have young seedlings available is the best starting to point to succeed producing extracting of High Molecular Weight (HMW) DNA from plants.
HMW DNA is required for the production of optical maps, the use of NGS sequencing technologies and BAC libraries. Its quality is one of the keys for the success of such genomic projects.
The Fitotron is funded with the support of the Occitanie region in the frame of the Occitanie-GENOSOL project.