AgBio genetic testing

Molecular testing is essential to agricultural research in the 21st century. Whole genome sequencing reveals massive information on crop variation while genetic screening enables efficient breeding through marker-assisted selection. These powerful new techniques are used to select for desirable traits in seed stocks and monitor crops at early stages of development. The fruit of this labor is drought-tolerant, high-yield and disease-resistant crops that save farmers time and money.

Products and applications

Whether you are predicting desirable traits in progeny, screening for disease susceptibility, or testing crop quality and purity, we offer oligonucleotide components for your genome research in agricultural biotechnology.

Product* Technique Application
Dual-labelled BHQ™ Probes Multiplex qPCR Copy number variation, gene expression analysis, pathogen screening
BHQplus™ Probes Real-time qPCR Marker-assisted selection, SNP genotyping, singleplex and multiplexed assay design
Custom oligonucleotides PCR and beyond Transgene development, next generation sequencing and more
*Synthesised per custom specifications

As seen in the AgBio industry

LGC Biosearch Technologies is the only source of BHQ Probes and BHQPlus Probes for commercial applications.

BHQ Probes have been used in agricultural biotechnology studies such as:

  • Corn research
  • Rice research
  • Potato potato
  • Sugarcane research
  • Transgenic plant research
  • GMO screening
  • E.coli contamination in irrigation systems
  • Citrus greening
  • Sudden oak death
  • Cauliflower mosaic virus
  • Brown stem rot in soybeans
  • Leaf blotch in barley
  • Botrytis bunch rot
  • Phytic acid storage in soybeans 
  • Xanthomonas fragariae infections in strawberries
  • Nosema ceranae infections in bees
  • Botrytis cinerea infections in grapes

Why choose Biosearch Technologies?


With decades of industry experience, Biosearch Technologies excels in the manufacture of sophisticated oligonucleotides for genetic methods. As the inventor of the Black Hole Quencher™ (BHQ), CAL Fluor™ and Quasar™ dyes, we have proven expertise in the synthesis of fluorescent-labeled probes for gene expression analysis, SNP genotyping, and fluorescent in-situ hybridisation (FISH). Take your genome research to the next level with custom oligo formulations from Biosearch Technologies.

Our responsive and knowledgeable customer service and technical support teams are available for consultation, to guide you through the process of assay design and oligo ordering They are dedicated in making sure that you are truly satisfied with your order from start to finish. Feel free to contact with questions regarding products offered by Biosearch Technologies.