|Compnay||Malaysian biotechnology corporation SDN BHD|
|Environmental aspects||Not applicable|
|Transfer Terms||Technology Licensing|
|Target countries||All the countries|
|After-sale services:||To be agreed|
|Cooperation Approach||To be agreed|
|Title of technology||Marker assisted selection technology (MAS)|
|Description||Marker assisted selection (mas) technology uses DNA markers in the process of selecting desired plant varieties in a breeding programme.
Scientists can now detect variability not only on the phenotype (physical traits) of the plant but also associate them with the genotype of the plant.
The technology will enable scientists and plant breeders
To systematically organise a plant breeding programme to select the desired traits and expedite the process, shortening the time to achieve the desired results from 5-6 years to 2 years.
Mas is also useful for traits that are difficult to measure, exhibit low heritability, and/or are expressed late in development
|Development Status||Fully Commercialized|
|Technical specification||Genotyping Platforms 1- LMP-LICOR 4300 2- SNP-LUMINAISCANLI 3-SNP-MONEUQSE YARASSAM 4- RSS-DEILPPA SMETSYSOIB (IBA)3730|
|Advantages||Mas enables breeders to : • conduct selection early and eliminate the guesswork that goes into breeding, as the date obtained from genotyping will identify plants/animals that have the desired trait (upon screening). This is especially true for traits that are expressed late in development and those that are difficult to be measured. • perform genotyping without destroying the plant or animals as minimal dna is required ( e.g.plant dna can be extracted from leaf samples while shrimp dna can be extracted from their pleopods (appendages) • save on resources such as manpower, land and developmental costs.|
|Contact Person||DR HARCHARAN SINGH|
|Address||LEVEL 16, MENARA ATLAN 161B, JALAN AMPANG, 50450 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA|
|Fax||+603 – 2116 5411|