Amphasys at ISF World Seed Congress

Amphasys at ISF World Seed Congress (May 22 – 24, 2017)

Pollen is the seed of the seed companies, and seed is in the center of the International Seed Federation ISF Wold Seed Congress in Budapest. Therefore, the label-free, portable solution of Amphasys for the analysis of pollen viability is at the root of a successful business for the seed industry. Visit us at our booth 618.

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Global warming – new publication about heat tolerance in pollen viability

High temperatures interfere with sexual reproduction and thus fruit and seed set. Heat tolerance was analyzed, among other things, by pollen viability and pollen number. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were identified for most of these traits, including a single, highly significant one for pollen viability, which accounted for 36% of phenotypic variation in the population and modified pollen viability under high temperature with around 20%. Download the publication by Xu et al. from the group of Prof. Ivo Rieu.

The new 80 μm chips are available!

The new chips are designed to further increase the sensitivity for cells with a size of 15 to 40 μm. This chip is particularly useful for the analysis of small pollen, especially in combination with the 120 and 250 μm chips, because the same fluidic system can be used.

New Publication about Pollen Analysis

Impedance Flow Cytometry: A Novel Technique in Pollen Analysis. Analysis of pollen viability plays an important role in various aspects of plant breeding and production processes. Here, we show that the label-free analysis of pollen based on their dielectric properties by impedance flow cytometry (IFC) is a very efficient method for the determination of pollen viability and microspore maturation in a high throughput manner. In addition, IFC shows potential in pollen analysis with respect to germinability and ploidy. Heidmann et al. 2016, PLOS ONE

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New AmphaSoft 2.0 version for upgraded Ampha Z32

The proven AmphaSoft for acquisition and analysis of impedance flow cytometry measurements has been completely redesigned for state-of-the-art user friendliness, speedy experiments and integration of accessory tools for automated high-thoughput viability analysis. It runs on Windows 7 or 10 and requires the new Ampha Z32 cytometer or a hardware upgrade enabling even higher accuracy and speed. Contact us for further details.