Greenhouse Scanalyzer Systems

Automated Indoor Phenotyping

The GREENHOUSE SCANALYZER continuously monitors hundreds of plants under controlled conditions without human intervention. With options for both plant-to-sensor and sensor-to-plant automation, LemnaTec is the world’s leading supplier of automated indoor phenotyping systems.

Plants are transported by conveyers through a series of imaging cabinets, each cabinet hosting a different sensor, to capture several hundred data points per plant per run. LemnaTec’s innovative MULTIVIEW system rotates each plant to capture images from all sides, as well as from above. This results in comprehensive quantitative data about the physiological and genetic traits of plants and the parameters that control plant development.

GREENHOUSE SCANALYZER systems are built to suit our customers’ requirements using standardised modules. The available imaging cabinet dimensions are shown below.

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Technical Specifications

Module options

Conveyer systems
Imaging cabinets
Light tunnel
Watering station
Spraying station
Weighing station
Barcodes
Multi-View turn and lift unit

Sensor options

RGB Visible
PS2 Fluorescence
Fluorescence
Near Infrared

Control

Dedicated Windows PC plus database server

Software

Process control, Image processing, Data analysis

RGBPS2FLUNIR
Direct Measures
Size
Morphology
Colour
Fluorescence
NIR reflectance

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Applications

Corn Leaf Segmenter

LemnaGrid can create a topological skeleton from a shape. This allows us to split an imaged plant into its larger constituents: leaf/branch and stem.

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Graph To Object Converter

In this post, we leverage a few skeleton graphs and morphological operations to analyse the leaf insertion angle, which is defined as the angle between the stem and branching leaf blade.

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HSI to grey converter

The ‘HSI to grey converter’ is a useful LemnaGrid tool to convert an RGB image into a more human intuitive color appearance system, i.e. the hue-saturation-intensity (HSI) model.

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References

2015

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    Genetic suppression of plant development and chloroplast biogenesis via the Snowy Cotyledon 3 and Phytochrome B pathways. In: Functional Plant Biology, S. 676. DOI: 10.1071/FP15026. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=FP15026

  • Muscolo, A.; Junker, A.; Klukas, C.; Weigelt-Fischer, K.; Riewe, D.; Altmann, T. (2015)

    Phenotypic and metabolic responses to drought and salinity of four contrasting lentil accessions. In: Journal of Experimental Botany, DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv208. http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/jxb/erv208

  • Neilson, E. H.; Edwards, A. M.; Blomstedt, C. K.; Berger, B.; Moller, B. L.; Gleadow, R. M. (2015)

    Utilization of a high-throughput shoot imaging system to examine the dynamic phenotypic responses of a C4 cereal crop plant to nitrogen and water deficiency over time. In: Journal of Experimental Botany, DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru526. http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/jxb/eru526

2014

  • Chen, Dijun; Neumann, Kerstin; Friedel, Swetlana; Kilian, Benjamin; Chen, Ming; Altmann, Thomas; Klukas, Christian (2014)

    Dissecting the Phenotypic Components of Crop Plant Growth and Drought Responses Based on High-Throughput Image Analysis. In: The Plant Cell Online, S. 4636–4655. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.114.129601. http://www.plantcell.org/lookup/doi/10.1105/tpc.114.129601

  • Hairmansis, Aris; Berger, Bettina; Tester, Mark; Roy, Stuart John (2014)

    Image-based phenotyping for non-destructive screening of different salinity tolerance traits in rice. In: Rice, S. 16. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/s12284-014-0016-3.pdf

  • Harshavardhan, Vokkaliga Thammegowda; van Son; Seiler, Christiane; Junker, Astrid; Weigelt-Fischer, Kathleen; Klukas, Christian; Altmann, Thomas; Sreenivasulu, Nese; Bäumlein, Helmut; Kuhlmann, Markus; Zhang, Jin-Song (2014)

    AtRD22 and AtUSPL1, Members of the Plant-Specific BURP Domain Family Involved in Arabidopsis thaliana Drought Tolerance. In: PLoS ONE, S. e110065. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110065. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0110065

  • Petrozza, Angelo; Santaniello, Antonietta; Summerer, Stephan; Di Tommaso, Gianluca; Di Tommaso, Donata; Paparelli, Eleonora; Piaggesi, Alberto; Perata, Pierdomenico; Cellini, Francesco (2014)

    Physiological responses to Megafol® treatments in tomato plants under drought stress: A phenomic and molecular approach. In: Scientia Horticulturae, S. 185–192. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2014.05.023. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0304423814002891

2017