Professional Seed Research, Inc. (PSR) offers a conversion service for transgenic and other traits of corn that saves time, money and winter nursery space. The program features three generations per year in PSR greenhouses, use of Phenotype Select™ to reduce the number of generations needed to recover the original inbred and PSR expertise in growing greenhouse corn plants.
95 – 100% Recovery
PSR uses Phenotype Select™ to screen for plants close to the recurrent type. Our customers have found (in comparison to molecular markers) PSR selections of the BC2 generation to show 95-100% similarity with the recurrent parent and further selection of mature plant features in the field allows very close recovery in that one generation.
Companies are using PSR trait conversion program to reduce the pressure on winter nursery sites as well as a less expensive method to quickly complete the conversion. International companies find the PSR program convenient for transgenic conversions of traits while waiting for their country's trait approval. PSR is flexible, allowing entry and stopping at any stage. All trait conversion status reports can be viewed online. Contact PSR to setup an account and to receive information on price structure.