Pollen Quality in
Tomato Seed Production

Pollen Viability and Seed Set

By using the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer you can easily determine the viability of your pollen to ensure maximum pollen quality needed to achieve an optimum seed yield.

  • Prevent losses by checking the pollen quality before pollination
  • Increase seed yield and production efficiency

In a large scale customer research project with 12 different tomato varieties and over 800 plants, a clear and distinctive correlation between pollen viability and seet set was obtained for every line.

Determine the Optimal Time for Pollen Harvest

With the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer you can determine the viability of your pollen faster than with any other method for pollen viability determination.

  • Determine the best time to collect high quality pollen
  • Optimize growth conditions for maximum viability

Pollen viability can vary considerably over time.

The target viability to achieve optimum seed set for the example tomato line shown in the illustration, should exceed 70% viability.

Using the batches of pollen with viability below 70% could lead to a reduced seed set. These batches could for example be mixed with high viability samples to reach optimum seed set.

A graph showing pollen viability over time

Save Time and Money

With the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer you can determine the viability of your pollen faster than with any other method for pollen viability determination.

  • Save hours of lab time every day
  • Improve accuracy and precision of your measurements
  • Prevent human bias

In a recent customer research project on tomato pollen (Solanum lycopersicumin-vitro germination and Impedance Flow Cytometry on the Ampha Z32 Pollen Analyzer were compared.

Comparison of germination assays and the Ampha Z32 for pollen viability analysis

What Our Customers Say

Dr. Ewa Shreepaathy, Rijk Zwaan Breeding B.V.

«Thanks to the expertise of Amphasys with pollen analysis, we were able to identify the minimum pollen quality required for optimum seed set for individual tomato lines.»

Downloads

Pollen
Brochure
Viability & Count Application Review
Corn Pollen Application Review
PLOS Article on Pollen Analysis
Chapter 25 on Analysis Protocols
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