Researchers often look for genetic variations to better understand phenotypic traits, such as plant fruit production. One individual's genome may differ from others in numerous ways, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertions or deletions
(indels), or copy number variations (CNV).
Researchers identify these differences using a variety of techniques such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative PCR (qPCR). The latter
of which often employs a primer-pair and fluorescent probes designed to target a gene and to help identify SNPs. IDT offers predesigned assays, as well as complementary easy- and ready-to-use reagent mixes for SNP identification. For other applications,
modified probes are available that can be incorporated into custom qPCR assays.