Strube Biotechnology

Biotechnology for Precision Breeding

The recent decades have seen tremendous progress in plant breeding. In no small part, this was made possible by biotechnological advances such as marker-assisted selection, cell and tissue culture and double-haploid technology. Biotechnology has become an integral part of modern plant breeding processes, provides new avenues for crop improvement and accelerates the time-to-market of new varieties.

Biotechnology laboratory at Strube

Biotechnology is also an important cornerstone of our research on the genetic basis of breeding traits, methodological innovations, and their potentials for the continuous improvement of our varieties.
In collaborative projects with public or private partner organizations and through internal research this has led to the discovery of new genes and molecular markers and enabled procedural improvements at various steps of the breeding process.

Our biotechnological advances

Strube: Laboratory technician is in front of the Molecular Markers

Molecular Markers

Marker applications help us breeding for individual and complex traits such as disease resistances.

Cuttings are grown from small pieces of a sugar beet plant

In vitro-Culture

Clones of plants of high breeding value and characteristic traits

can be maintained and multiplied in vitro.

Strube: Double-Haploid Technology -  wheat seedlings

Double-Haploid Technology

Using the double haploid technique, we can accelerate the breeding of new wheat varieties by several years.