Plant & Nematode Screening Services

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Whether you are developing soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistant varieties by breeding or biotechnology, we offer validated screening services using a well-established, state-of-the-art pipeline to help our clients develop and deliver superior SCN-resistant soybeans to the marketplace. Clients include global, regional, and local seed companies, biotechnology companies, and university researchers.


SCN Diagnostics maintains an SCN culture collection providing our clients with tailored screening options to help meet their desired goals.

  • You can choose from a list of available SCN populations spanning the diversity of HG types.
  • Are you interested in testing your own SCN population? For an additional charge, we will increase your population and use it to screen your plant lines.
  • Are you interested in other plant testing services? We can screen other plant species for resistance to cyst nematodes.

All of our screens include a complementary HG type test on the SCN population used for screening.


Screening services are billed per plant. We are certified for both transgenic and conventional plant testing. Transgenic materials are subject to a special handling and disposal fee.

Please use the phenotyping request form phenotyping request form to receive a detailed quote including an estimated turn around time.

Biotech Company Representative
Seed Company Representative
University Researcher

Transgenic Soybeans
Conventional Soybeans
Other plant species


  1. Package seed* (minimum of 20 seeds/line/nematode population) in labeled envelopes and ship to:

    SCN Diagnostics
    1054 East Campus Loop
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, MO 65211-5315

    *Germination rate of seeds must be >90% or additional charges may apply. Untreated seed only.

  2. E-mail an excel spreadsheet listing line names to Include quote number in subject line.
  3. Results will be delivered by email within the agreed upon timeline.

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