Stained Embryo Analysis (SEA)

Seeds are soaked in warm water for 4 hours to facilitate removal of entire embryos.

Embryos are then soaked overnight in a Tetrazolium solution and are then dissected and examined individually under a microscope.  Viable parts of the embryo can then be determined and also possible damage to the embryo which may cause abnormal growth.  This test will detect drying heat damage but not Glyphosate damage.  This test cannot be performed on treated samples.

Sample Weight: 200g

Result: 2 - 3 days

The sample weights stated are the recommended minimum and the result times are approximate.

The results of each test refer to the analysis performed on the material received. Their relationship to the composition of the original bulk will depend on the sampling procedures employed.