Glutathione, growth, and water deficit

LemnaTec's Chief Scientist Dr. Marcus Jansen has co-authored a paper on phenotyping studies to evaluate potential links between Glutathione, growth, and sensitivity to low water availability in Arabidopsis. Before joining LemnaTec in 2014, Marcus was working at Forschungszentrum Jülich and participated in a project on water deficit responses that [...]

Germination Scanalyzer at National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

LemnaTec proudly announces that we have equipped the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) at the Thailand Science Park near Bangkok with a new Germination Scanalyzer. This advanced digital seed testing machine automatically detects and quantifies germination rates of seeds. In the testing procedure, high-resolution images of [...]

Announcement: LemnaTec – proud new member of the Nynomic group of companies

Aachen, 12 August 2019 With great pleasure we would like to inform you that from now on LemnaTec GmbH is part of a strong group of technology companies under one holding structure. Nynomic AG, having its corporate offices at Wedel, Germany, as of August 12th 2019 has taken over [...]

Extending Hyperspectral Imaging for Plant Phenotyping to the UV-Range

Hyperspectral imaging is a powerful tool in phyisological phenotyping. In particular, assessments of plant disease can benefit from spectral imaging, and frequently non-visible wavelengths provide additional information to the spectral signatures derived from visible light. Together with our partners in the DePhenSe project we recently published a paper in [...]

LemnaTec PhenoCenter, the flexible automated laboratory phenotyping system for seedlings, Arabidopsis and beyond.

Biologists, agronomists, and breeders frequently use young seedlings for rapid testing of plant properties, features and responses. When screening large populations, such as mutants, transformants, crossings, or treatment-groups, test frequently are done with early stage seedlings (up to 20 cm height), detached leaves, or leaf disks. This enables saving [...]

Building a Greenhouse Scanalyzer for Sugar Cane Research

LemnaTec installed a new Conveyor Scanalyzer in the Greenhouse of the Guangxi Sugar Cane Institute LemnaTec has built a new conveyor-based Greenhouse Scanalyzer at the Sugarcane Research Institute of the Guangxi Academy of Agriculture Science, China. The system consists of an imaging loop including cabinets for visible light imaging [...]

Biostimulant Science

Prof. Menachem Moshelion, chief scientist at our partner plantDitech, is presenting a talk on "Screening for biostimulants effect on yield and drought tolerance using an innovative high-throughput physiological functional-phenotyping system" at the New Ag International Conference in Dublin on 28th March 2019. A summary is available here: http://www.plant-ditech.com/publications/blog/149-the-elusive-value-of-biostimulants

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 [...]

LemnaTec, the digital toolbox for the phenes that follow the genes

Genotype and Phenotype are inseparable. Genes are the building and operating directions of the organism and the phenotypic properties are describing the appearance of the organism in its environment. Consequently, any genotype-related work immediately demands for measuring the resulting phenotypes. Nowadays genomic work is very widespread and makes [...]

Phenoseeder – Next Generation Seed Phenotyping

LemnaTec exclusively licences Phenoseeder from Forschungszentrum Jülich.  Plant growth starts with a seed, and seeds frequently are the core of the harvest. Concise information on seeds is key in plant breeding, research, and gene bank curation. The Phenoseeder, a system for seed imaging, weighing and precision seeding enables individual [...]

Growscreen Rhizo – The Future of Root Phenotyping

LemnaTec exclusively licensed the Growscreen Rhizo from Forschungszentrum Jülich. The Forschunszentrum Jülich Plant Sciences Institute exclusively licensed one of their latest developments in the field of plant phenotyping to LemnaTec GmbH. Frequently, roots are called the hidden half of the plant, but they are as important as shoot and [...]

Building the NEW LemnaTec Germination Scanalyzer at IRRI

LemnaTec is proud to build a new automated Germination Scanalyzer at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Our digital seed germination test is combined with automation for germination tray handling. The system contains 720 germination trays stored in shelves inside a climatized room that ensures test-specific germination conditions. Each [...]

Digital Phenotyping in Breeding for Reduced Nitrogen Demand

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 advanced CRISPR/Cas9 technology, researchers aim at breeding for Sorghum that has lower fertiliser demand compared to current varieties. The [...]


LemnaTec will go to PAGXXVII in San Diego, January 12th to 16th 2019. Meet us at booth 513 in the exhibition hall and get to know our recent technological innovations for seed testing and plant phenotyping. LemnaTec’s scientist Todd De Zwaan, PhD, will talk on “Computer Vision Solutions for [...]

Product Launch: LemnaTec PhenoTron

LemnaTec introduces the PhenoTron, a cabinet for imaging under climate-controlled conditions. Temperature, humidity, light, and CO2 can be controlled inside the PhenoTron. Advanced imaging options allow many applications, such as plant growth studies, germination testing, or biotic and abiotic stress testing. Machine learning algorithms facilitate data processing for targeted [...]