Assist with gene segregation assessments in transgenic plants. More specifically, plant genetic transformations result in a random insertion of the T-DNA, which is often multiple copies. To achieve a homozygous transgenic requires segregation to the hemizygous single-gene copy state followed by 'selfing'. We are using PCR and digital PCR to compare gene copy number to a known single gene copy (systemin) as basis of making these assessments. I will also be involved in the genetic transformations and the collection, cleaning and drying of seed into a seed inventory.