Using a digital microscope for purity and varietal identification and crucial photo documentation

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A digital microscope can particularly be useful for varietal identification of barley. Zooming in on the seeds makes it possible to phenotype each seed, which enables the user to differentiate between different seed varieties and types.

   

When discovering any foreign varieties of seeds in a seed sample, the user can easily identify the exact foreign type by zooming in on it, using the digital microscope.
  

By having the high definition image of the magnified seed displayed on a screen, the operator can rapidly identify varieties and foreign types in the seed sample. The same applies when breeding new seed varieties. The possibility of zooming in to see the new seed variety close up enables the user to identify the visual variances in new seed varieties. 

  
  

Pure seed definitions (PSDs)

A digital microscope can also serve as an efficient tool to perform Pure Seed Definitions and assist in testing the variety of seeds as well as help the training process in purity testing according to international principles.

 
  

Why documentation is important

Capturing photo documentation of the magnified seed sample requires only a single click and the image documentation of the seed samples will be readily at hand. The quality of the sample is thereby documented and the documentation can be shared with customers and coworkers.

  
When working with a digital microscope, the image from the camera is shown on a screen, relieving the operators of unnecessary neck and shoulder pains, enabling them to work more efficiently. This makes a digital microscope highly ergonomic and will allow a less strainful working posture. This eases the analysis work and at the same time becomes more efficient.

 

 

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