Data-driven Cannabis Breeding
Phylos is exploring how individual genes control traits such as pest resistance, terpene production, and yield. This information can be used to guide and accelerate the traditional breeding process.
BREEDING, NOT GENETIC MODIFICATION
These new data-guided plant breeding techniques are known as Marker-Assisted Selection and Genomic Selection. They cannot be used to make GMO plants. They simply use genetic information to make the traditional breeding process more effective. Read this article on Marker-Assisted Selection to learn more.
WILL PHYLOS USE CUSTOMER DATA FROM THE GENOTYPE OR PLANT SEX TEST IN ITS BREEDING PROGRAM?
No. The data from our genetic tests will not be used for breeding.
It may be included in basic research on cannabis evolution—but only if our customers choose to allow their data to be made public through the Open Cannabis Project.
View our publicly available data here.
The data from these tests cannot be used for breeding.
The Plant Sex Test does not generate DNA sequence data, just Y-chromosome counts. Phylos Genotype generates sequence data, but not the kind that can be useful in a breeding program. Also: DNA sequence data cannot be used to grow plants, to claim ownership over them, or to patent them.
Read our full data policy here.
HOW WILL THIS RESEARCH HELP BREEDERS AND GROWERS?
We are developing genetic tests to allow all breeders to identify key traits at the seedling stage.
We are developing plants that will help growers sustain their businesses and care for their patients.
Meanwhile, we are beginning collaborations with breeders. Please contact us if you’re interested in working together.