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Using High-Throughput Phenotyping to Explore Growth Responses to Mycorrhizal Fungi and Zinc in Three Plant Species

Mycorrhizas generally are considered as beneficial plant-microbe interactions. Advanced non-invasive phenotyping technology gives insight in the dynamic development of the plants in response to mycorrhiza. Non-invasive assessments of the dynamic development of the digital biomass with a LemnaTec Scanalyzer revealed that mycorrhiza can cause growth depressions. The influence – positive [...]

Plant Phenotyping: Past, Present, and Future

Phenotype analysis is challenging. It‘s even more challenging than genome analysis or other biological or chemical studies. Roland Pieruschka and Uli Schurr, phenotyping experts at Forschungszentrum Jülich back up this statement by considering the complex structure of plants, their fluctuating environments, and memory effects that translate through the plant lifecycles [...]

LemnaTec LabScanalyzer supports breeding for climate-resilient beans.

Beans are a key protein source for large parts of the world population, but bean plant cultivation is threatened by adverse climatic conditions. Breeding aims at improving future bean varieties for better yield performance under environmental stress. Researchers at the Mexican Colegio de Postgraduados Institute applied a LemnaTec LabScanalyzer [...]

Digital plant analysis serving in hazard assessment of future fuels

Fossil fuels have limited availability, and - most important - burning them endangers the world's climatic system. Thus, there is an urgent demand for alternate, environment-friendly fuel systems. A lot of energy can be captured using e.g. wind power stations but making this compatible to classical fuel uses is [...]

LemnaTec colour analysis quantifies genotype-phenotype relations

Chloroplast development is a key function in plants and carotenoids carry out regulatory functions in the developmental program. Dissecting the underlying gene functions provides essential knowledge in understanding chloroplasts and thus photosynthesis. Mutants were analysed that correspond to genes with different functions in the regulatory network, and these mutants [...]

Digital phenotyping in developing novel weed control

Weed control is becoming increasingly challenging because many herbicides become banned by authorities or weeds gain resistance against the active ingredients. Alternative methods frequently are labour- or energy- intensive. Exploring allelopathic substances might deliver novel weed control compounds. The duckweed growth inhibition test serves as an indicator whether a [...]

Analysing Seeds

Measuring the components of maize seeds On the surface of maize (Zea mays) seeds, areas of the embryo and the endosperm are visible, and fractions of these parts differ between maize cultivars. In yellow-seeded varieties, endosperm areas are darker-yellow, whereas the embryo areas are light-yellow [...]

The advantage of digital phenotyping in environmental stress assessment

The advantage of digital phenotyping in environmental stress assessment Abiotic stresses have large potential of damaging plants, and this is one of the major threats in crop production. Detecting and quantifying stress effects gives a strong advantage in rating plant performance and stress tolerance. Digital [...]