Uniform Propagation 2018-02-27T00:34:31+00:00

Uniform Propagation

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BioCan Technologies Cannabis plant for uniform propagation

High-throughput Cannabis propagation platforms

Cannabis plants are annual plants meaning their natural life cycle is to reproduce during each growing season by forming seeds that will give rise to the next generation

Continuous vegetative propagation (cloning) of Cannabis plants is associated with decreased plant growth, hermaphroditism, and decreased yields coining the terms ‘clone fatigue’ or ‘over cloning’.

Vegetative propagation also increases the ability of plant viruses and other pathogens to spread via contaminated clones whereas seeds are easy to sanitize and are less prone to spread infections

Question: “Why can’t we plant genetically ‘identical’ cannabis seeds similar to what farmers do with other crops such as wheat or corn?”

Each individual cannabis plant is unique due to the highly variable genetic makeup (high heterozygosity) of existing cannabis strains This results in genetically distinct plants even when plants are self-pollinated such as when producing ‘feminized seeds’.

BioCan Technologies crop sciences platform is developing seed technology that will result in genetically homogeneous seeds with predictable characteristics

BioCan Technologies aspen roots for uniform propagation

High-throughput Cannabis propagation platforms

Cannabis plants are annual plants meaning their natural life cycle is to reproduce during each growing season by forming seeds that will give rise to the next generation

Continuous vegetative propagation (cloning) of Cannabis plants is associated with decreased plant growth, hermaphroditism, and decreased yields coining the terms ‘clone fatigue’ or ‘over cloning’.

Vegetative propagation also increases the ability of plant viruses and other pathogens to spread via contaminated clones whereas seeds are easy to sanitize and are less prone to spread infections

BioCan Technologies Cannabis plant for uniform propagation

Question: “Why can’t we plant genetically ‘identical’ cannabis seeds similar to what farmers do with other crops such as wheat or corn?”

Each individual cannabis plant is unique due to the highly variable genetic makeup (high heterozygosity) of existing cannabis strains This results in genetically distinct plants even when plants are self-pollinated such as when producing ‘feminized seeds’.

BioCan Technologies crop sciences platform is developing seed technology that will result in genetically homogeneous seeds with predictable characteristics

BioCan Technologies aspen roots for uniform propagation