Cannabis Genetics Terminologies

We recently added a useful filter to more precisely search genetics on Strainly. It’s called “Varietal type” and is meant to capture (and filter by) the type of varietal listed on Strainly. By “Varietal type” we mean the way the varietal was born/created. When breeding, different approaches are possible, whether mother nature is in command or humans get involved… But what are these varietal types? This is what we’ll cover in the below article…

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Cannabis Tissue Culture: Present and Future

Photos in this article are courtesy of Dark Heart Nursery (by Jennifer Cole and Mike Rosati).

In case you had missed it, Strainly allows you to offer genetics under the form of tissue cultures. While seeds and clones have been quite common starting material among growers, micro propagation is usually less familiar. Fortunately, William Roberts, Researcher / Agronomist at Dark Heart Nursery, is sharing his knowledge with us in this article. William has been with Dark Heart Nursery for 7 years and tissue culturing cannabis since 2014! Happy reading…

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Open Source Cannabis Breeding – Part 2

Canna-biodiversity is a very important cause if you ask us at Strainly. In our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, we exposed the mechanisms potentially threatening this biodiversity and introduced alternative concepts, such as open source. In Open Source Breeding – Part 1, we explained the principles of collaborative economy and open innovation through copyleft. In this article we’ll give you tools to apply the theory.

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Cannabis Tissue Culture: an alternative propagation method

Images and video in this article are courtesy of Sante Botanica and CanGenX BioTech.

You may have noticed, Strainly allows you to offer genetics under the form of tissue cultures. While seeds and clones have been quite common starting material among growers, micro propagation is fairly new in the cannabis world. What is “TC”? What type of benefits will it bring to propagation and cultivation? How tissue culture will impact the cannabis industry?… We’ll try to answer these questions, among others in this article…

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Open Source Cannabis Breeding – Part 1

Do we need to remind you? Our goal at Strainly is to foster the preservation of cannabis genetics and phenotypes with an inclusive community spirit. In our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, we exposed the mechanisms potentially threatening cannabis biodiversity and started exploring alternative approaches. In this article we’ll get even more concrete about the ways to prevent corporate takeover from happening.

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BREEDERS’ RIGHTS AND THE PRESERVATION OF CANNABIS CULTIVARS – PART 3

Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis genetics and phenotypes with an inclusive community spirit. Breeding is the manifestation of passion, creativity and hard work. Breeders should find achievement and reward in playing a key role in the conservation and evolution of the plant. Cannabis Intellectual Property is becoming a sensitive topic among breeders. This is the last part of our Breeder’s Rights and the Preservation of Cannabis trilogy, where we try to envision the possible approaches to cannabis breeding.

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Breeders’ rights and the preservation of cannabis cultivars – Part 2

Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis genetics and phenotypes with an inclusive community spirit. Breeding is the manifestation of passion, creativity and hard work. Breeders should find achievement and reward in playing a key role in the conservation and evolution of the plant. Cannabis Intellectual Property is becoming a sensitive topic among breeders. But now that we are a bit more familiar with the concepts of “plant protection” and “public domain”, we should be able to execute on a strategy to protect biodiversity and breeders’ interests.

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Breeders’ rights and the preservation of cannabis cultivars – Part 1

 
Strainly‘s goal is to foster the preservation of cannabis phenotypes, with an inclusive community spirit. Breeding is the manifestation of passion, creativity and hard work. We truly believe that breeders should be self-achieved and rewarded for playing a key role in the conservation and evolution of the plant under its various forms. Breeders are sometimes bummed and concerned about the distribution, propagation and reproduction of the cultivars they created… with reason. While it wouldn’t be fair to pretend that Strainly will address all the problems breeders faced for decades, we thought we could start with some general guidance about breeders’ rights…
 

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Are Terpenes a Younger Sibling or a Superhero?

Key contribution from Nicholas Demski, Staff Writer at Terpenes and Testing Magazine

When we designed Strainly, a key functionality that quickly appeared as a “must have” was to allow users to search cultivars based on cannabinoids… AND terpenes! While most people usually focus on THC… and CBD concentrations, there are other components in cannabis. As Nicholas and Jason from the editorial team at Terpenes and Testing Magazine would put, “there is a certain discrepancy between terpenes’ notoriety and usefulness”. In this month’s article, Nicholas and Jason share their knowledge about terpenes, their role and connection with cannabinoids. Hopefully, you’ll learn a few things about terpenes and pay attention to them when hunting cultivars on Strainly… Read more “Are Terpenes a Younger Sibling or a Superhero?”