Industry Article

USDA Touts Superiority of FastID DNA Extraction Kit

The blackberry industry needs a reliable method to ensure trueness-to-type of blackberry products. The objectives of this study were to develop a DNA extraction protocol and SSR-based identification for individually quick-frozen (IQF) ‘Marion’ and ‘Kotata’ whole berries and concentrate and to generate genetic fingerprints for 16 important western blackberry cultivars.