Demand for fiber, proteins and fatty acids
We are developing diverse nutritional profiles in seeds -lupine, rapeseed canola and flax- with the aim of responding to the high demand for proteins, fatty acids and soluble fibers for animal feed and human food. This increasing demand is not only in Chile, but globally, and can be expected to increase.
We draw the maximum potential from seeds with the characteristics needed by the food industry to optimize productive processes and provide more value to business and increasing the profitability of the agricultural sector.
CGNA is registering the first commercial varieties of seeds with special characteristics, such as lupine with a 60% protein content, which is 50% higher than the protein content of lupine varieties currently under cultivation in the country.
An important contribution to agriculture and the food industry that urgently requires vegetal proteins.
We work to generate new varieties of conventional cultivars that will be needed in the future and that are able to tolerate climatic change and its associated effects, like drought, increased radiation and pests, among others.
To do this, we apply DNA re-sequencing with parental lines to discover single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in areas of the genome that have already been identified as important in the control of characters. Thanks to the use sequence capture by means of microarrays, thousands of genes are being studied for the development of new cultivars with greater capacity to confront climatic change.
More genetic information
We have second-generation technology and infrastructure that allows us to respond to the challenge with more rapid analysis, better quality data and minimal residues. We have the latest equipment to characterize genomes, evaluate genic expression of our cultivars and process terabytes of information.
With just the yellow lupine, CGNA has recognized 57 thousand genes, converting Chile one of the countries with more genetic information on this cultivar in the world. The lupine is particularly relevant for agroindustry because of its high protein content.