Brassica heat and drought phenotyping

A LemnaTec Scanalyzer at work: Environmental stresses frequently occur in combination, particularly the combination of high temperatures and low water availability is common during hot weather. Such stresses negatively affect plant growth and reproduction. In Brassica crops such stresses impair pod setting and filling and research is done to strengthen [...]

We are moving – Wir ziehen um

LemnaTec is moving into a differnt building, only 500 metres from the current location. Our new address is: Nerscheider Weg 170 52076 Aachen Germany You will reach us in the new offices from 15th January 2020 on. Our new telephone number: +49-2408-98185 0 Fax number: +49-2408-98185 99 E-mail contacts [...]

LemnaTec Growscreen Rhizo – the future of root phenotyping at IPK Gatersleben

LemnaTec proudly has finished the installation of a large-scale Growscreen Rhizo system inside the Plant Cultivation Hall of IPK Gatersleben. LemnaTec delivered this unique root- and shoot- phenotyping instrument, built under the exclusive license by Forschungszentrum Jülich Root- and Shoot-Phenotyping system setup The Growscreen Rhizo consists of 360 rhizotrons [...]

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 the [...]

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 [...]

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 in [...]

Phenotyping – to measure the inaccessible

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 possible without technology. Not only that no human will continuously carry out measurements throughout the whole growth period, the [...]

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 [...]