AllGenetics has become a key Genomics service provider for research groups across Europe. Many are the scientists who outsource their Genomic projects with us year after year. Our new Analytics division capitalises on this know-how and offers you the latest DNA-based analytical tools. Based on our expertise in DNA and RNA analysis, we hope to become your trusted scientific partner when it comes to verifying your biological materials.
Accurate species identification is a crucial step in many industries and fields of study, from environmental monitoring to food quality and traceability. However, this task may be particularly difficult when the specimens examined lack distinctive morphological characters, or are represented by small tissue samples, cryptic life-cycle stages, or organic traces. In consequence, there is a growing demand for DNA-based methods which enable the identification of samples where other methods of characterisation usually fail.
At AllGenetics, we have developed robust operating procedures for species-level identification and for the authentication of biological samples through DNA barcoding. Our expertise covers diverse taxonomic groups – including plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria – and a broad range of starting materials.
With DNA barcoding, we provide a rapid, reproducible, and cost-effective tool which may be routinely implemented to: 1) reliably determine the taxonomic identity of unknown samples; 2) discriminate among closely related or morphologically indistinguishable species; 3) verify the biological source of food products.
…also for complex samples
DNA-based analyses may be applied to identify not only a single species, but also multiple species coexisting in a complex mixture of diverse taxa. Our DNA metabarcoding procedure uses high-throughput sequencing to simultaneously sequence DNA fragments from multiple specimens in a complex sample, even without prior knowledge as to the expected composition.
As a result, DNA metabarcoding is being adopted more and more as a quality assurance measure in a number of applications, including the detection of species substitutions in herbal blends and plant-based medicines.
We provide customised services and consulting in various areas: