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 […]
Researchers at Rothamsted operate the LemnaTec Field Scanalyzer to phenotype wheat crops.
The machine essentially is watching the plants grow, but by doing this, we get insights that are never […]
Plant growth processes are complex, and many regulators take influence to ensure that the growth adequately follows the plant’s genomic program as well as the given environmental circumstances. Leaf growth […]
When growing plants for bio-energy, it is highly desirable to avoid any competition with food production and to minimise any energy-demanding agricultural management such as fertilisation. Thus, ideally such plants […]
Nitrogen is a key nutrient in plants, but nitrogen fertiliser is expensive and causes environmental problems. Therefore, breeders look for crops that produce adequate yield while using less nitrogen. Using […]
An example of a phenotypic comparison of four Arabidopsis genotypes carried out by Australian researchers is presented here.
Barley biomass accumulation
Researchers at the IPK Gatersleben analysed biomass accumulation in barley using a LemnaTec Greenhouse Scanalyzer. Phenotypic data delivered information on temporal patterns and genetic architecture […]
Current phenotyping technology fulfills tasks that are congruent with many “classical” measurements in agronomy or botany. Howerver, despite measuring the same object, […]