Imaging and image processing have revolutionized various aspects of plant sciences, plant breeding, and the development of plant cultivation products. This reaches from understanding growth patterns to evaluating environmental impacts. In plant phenotyping, these technologies play a pivotal role in assessing plant traits, such as size, shape, and physiological responses, aiding in crop improvement and breeding programs.

In physiological phenotyping, fluorescence imaging and hyperspectral imaging reveal stress responses, chlorophyll content, and photosynthetic activity, enabling early detection of environmental stressors and their impact on plant health.

For root phenotyping, imaging techniques enable non-invasive visualization of root structures and root system properties. Image processing algorithms help quantify root architecture, length, density, and explore root-soil interactions crucial for nutrient uptake and plant health.

In seed testing, imaging technologies assist in analyzing seed quality, size, shape, and viability. High-resolution cameras coupled with machine learning algorithms provide rapid and accurate assessments, enhancing seed breeding, storage, and germination predictions.

In ecotoxicology, imaging aids in monitoring the effects of pollutants, industrial chemicals, drugs, food additives, or natural compounds on plant growth, morphology, and physiology. In particular the duckweed assay carried out with imaging and image processing is a valuable tool for toxicological tests.

Overall, the integration of imaging and image processing techniques in plant and environmental sciences has propelled research capabilities and development, allowing for precise and non-destructive analysis, fostering a deeper understanding of plant behavior, and facilitating sustainable agricultural practices and environmental conservation efforts.


For growth and performance studies in research, breeding, and plant treatments


For root assays in research, breeding, and plant treatments


Phenotyping for assessments of abiotic stress, diseases, pathogens, and pests

Added value in seed germination testing

Seed and seedling counting, seed and seedling quality assessments

Reliable data in toxicology

Duckweed assays for toxicological assessments of chemicals


Luminescence imaging combined with phenotyping

Background information

How does phenotyping and seed testing work with digital imaging and image processing? How do we apply sensors and cameras to capture plant and seed features? What do our customers report on using our technology in research and development?

What is digital plant phenotyping?

What is digital seed testing?

How is LemnaTec involved in science?

Which sensors do we use?

Which papers refer to LemnaTec technology?

Application Cases

Application cases on using LemnaTec imaging and image processing for various tasks – on plants, but also on non-plant organisms.

Added value in seed germination testing


Morphological Plant Phenotyping

Reliable data in toxicology

Plant Pests and Diseases

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