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Lifeasible Helps Resolve Insect and Mollusc Genome Detection Issues

August 25, 2022

Lifeasible, a biotechnology company specialized in agricultural science, now provides genome size and ploidy detection solution particularly for insects and molluscs, which is highlighted by rigorous and versatile sample extraction, aiming to help scientists analyzing insects.


Insects have more contaminants than larger animals because of their small size. Insects are challenging to collect and study, and their amorphous germ cells can affect the outcomes of tests for genome size and ploidy. Additionally, the majority of insects are shielded by tough shells, which makes sampling more challenging.


Lifeasible has enhanced conventional analytical techniques to better adapt them to varied insect structures in order to achieve large-scale genome and ploidy study of insects. In order to solve potential issues in insect genome size and ploidy detection through specialized solutions, the company created various sample extraction procedures for insects of diverse body sizes, shell sizes, and reproductive systems.



  •   Streamlined workflow: sample preparation - nuclei extraction - sample purification & filtration - staining - detection - analysis.
  •   Accepted species:

    - Molluscs: snails, oysters, scallops, etc.

    - Insect: locusts, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, cockroaches, etc.

  •   Analytical apparatus: flow cytometry-based high-end platforms such as Partec CyFlow Cube6 flow cytometer and Partec CyFlow Ploidy Analyser.


    “To ensure accurate data presentation within short turnaround times, our scientists will execute rigid experiment methods and custom-design each protocol in accordance with the customer's specified guidelines and sample conditions.” Said Isla, one of the representative speakers from Lifeasible. “We offer complete, professional insect genome size and ploidy detection services, as well as customized experimental protocols based on your project requirements and sample characteristics.” Adds Isla.


    More detailed information about the Insect Genome Size and Ploidy Detection Service offered by Lifeasible can be viewed here: