Solutions for Crop Science
Plants are highly heterogeneous organisms consisting of diverse types of tissue. Their tissues still harbor many secrets, such as how plants use toxins to fight parasites, how they deal with environmental stress or how pharmaceutical agents are synthesized and stored. Uncovering these secrets will help develop better pesticides or plants being more resistant towards parasites or viruses.
- Cut even thick plant tissue efficiently with the MMI CellCut exploiting its unique and selectable laser equipment.
- Selectively isolate individual pollen grains from a mixed sample with the MMI CellEctor.
- Perform optical trapping experiments and manipulation of cells and subcellular compartments using the MMI CellManipulator.
„Here at the DMSZ (research group VirusInteract) it is our special emphasis to analyze the very early events of virus infection in plant tissue. Thus we first identify the initial point of plant virus infection, isolate this area with the MMI CellCut system and subsequently analyze this sample with a multi-omics approach. The MMI CellCut system is elementary for our research because it enables us to select and investigate even single infected plant nuclei. In addition we use the MMI CellEctor to collect protoplasts from liquid media to generate new plants from a single cell.”
Nachwuchsgruppe VirusInteract (Dr. Björn Krenz)