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Biogenetic Services, Inc. (BGS) is an independent company established in 1988 by founder, owner and president Dr. Alex L. Kahler. The company specializes in providing state of the art comprehensive protein and DNA analyses including: Isozyme purity tests and DNA genotypic profiling of plant and/or animal individuals, inbred lines, hybrids and breeding populations, and ELISA protein and PCR based GMO / GEP or transgenic (event) assays for seed companies, elevators, seed growers, and other private individuals, plant and animal breeders and producers, ingredient suppliers, food companies, hatcheries, educational institutions, state and federal facilities, insurance companies, legal firms and other associated industries.
Biogenetic Services, Inc. has a new facility dedicated to providing comprehensive protein and DNA molecular marker screening services including: seed/grain/plant purity tests, genotyping (fingerprinting/profiling) of individual plants and/or animals, GMO/non-GMO tests for presence or quantity of any GMO or for the presence of specific genetic events (e.g. Starlink Cry9C), and PCR diagnostics for organisms which cause damage in plants such as systnematodes (SCN) in soybeans and pests in animals such as Myxobolus cerebralis, which causes whirling disease in Salmonid fish (salmon, trout) or Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, which causes Johne's Disease in cattle and sheep.
Molecular genetic analyses provided by BGS include: Protein tests using isozyme and ELISA methods; DNA analyses including RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism) analysis, PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) based analysis such as SSR (Simple Sequence Repeat), EST (Expressed Sequence Tag) analyses and SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) analyses.
BGS is in business to provide molecular genetic marker services to all who wish to use them. The staff at BGS knows that their business will continue to be successful only if their services are useful. They know the power of protein and DNA technology in helping to make their customers more knowledgeable so that they can make sound decisions using molecular genetic information.
Routine test methods used at Biogenetic Services, Inc.