Genomics Validation:

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Genomic Trademarks

It’s pretty easy to differentiate humans from one another, except for twins, that’s a more tricky situation.

With plants, it is not that easy. It takes time and a lot of expertise to differentiate each species. Imagine the difficulty to distinguish with 100% precision one cultivar from another within the same species!

Cannabis breeders, nurseries, and growers face this challenge from the beginning of their journey, cultivating and developing new cultivars.

It’s a fact that nowadays people do not know 100% secure which cultivar (miss-called strain) is growing, much less what they are actually consuming.

You can find out which cultivar you are growing by determining physical attributes such as smell, color, leaf shape, etc.

“Online databases such as Leafly (2018) and Wikileaf (2018), for example, provide consumers with information about strains but lack scientific merit for the cannabis industry to regulate the consistency of strains.” affirms Schwabe and McGlaughlin (2019).

Over time, cannabis growers and geneticists realized the importance of finding an efficient way to determine the genotype of a plant accurately.

Other industries use DNA Fingerprinting to differentiate cultivars and effectively categorize and relate them. They’ve realized that this solution works identically to physical fingerprints, so it can be used to identify cultivars or genes among generations.

Although gene patenting is not possible because you can not patent living things, having done this type of analysis over your cultivars is key to achieving responsible production and giving the appropriate acknowledgment to the creators of this new sting or new cultivars. Also, this analysis can lead to conscious consumption in this industry and highlight the positive effects that cannabis can have on the population.

It is important to move towards responsible cannabis production, where producers and consumers know what effect our products will have on final consumers.Recognizing precisely the cultivar we are growing and selling is our responsibility.

For this, the DNA fingerprint is a very useful tool and allows us to build a responsible and conscious production system.Imagine knowing in advance which cultivars cross to obtain a new one that enhances/improves the final effects and experiences that patients or recreational users will have. This is possible if we effectively define, categorize and relate each cultivar.

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But, how can we use genomic images for the cannabis business?
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Dr. Angel Fernandez, a plant scientist from UC Berkeley and Co-Founder of MyFloraDNA, discovered and patented a process based on DNA fingerprinting that enables him to build a genetic image representing a cannabis cultivar’s simplified genome. He calls it “Molecular ID.” Every single cultivar already has its own genomic and unique logo inside them, this solution enables us to see it. In the image, each square represents a molecular DNA marker and the whole combination of squares are unique to every cultivar. Two different cultivars with the same Molecular ID do not exist, that’s what makes it interesting. Angel discovered that this particular code could be used in more than one way, bringing the cannabis industry new ideas and solutions. It is a universal code that serves to compare and differentiate cannabis cutlivars.

Using the Molecular ID, breeders will be able to capture their plants’ genomic logo, using it as a reference, ID, or even a comparison method. The most important thing about this new technique is that everybody will be able to use it as a standardized genomic procedure for their genetics.

Like everything in the cannabis industry, nothing is possible without the union and collaboration of all members. Let’s continue building a conscious and sustainable industry over time.

If you’re curious and would like to know more about this new solution, download our free ebook to read more about how to use genomic information to take your cannabis business to the next level by clicking here.

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