Affordable Phenotyping for any laboratory

The LemnaTec LabScanalyzer is a versatile instrument for a broad range of phenotyping applications in laboratories. It allows imaging of many different types of biological samples including plants as well as samples in plates:

  • Seedlings and small plants in pots or small trays
  • samples in microtiter plates or petri-dishes, e.g. seeds, leaf disks, insects
  • samples in beakers, e.g. duckweed for ecotoxicology testing
  • detached plant parts, e.g. leaves, fruits, roots, tubers

LabScanalyzers consist of cabinets containing high-resolution RGB cameras together with the corresponding illumination. Depending on the configuration, cameras can be mounted in top- and/or side-view position and lights are available as direct- or back-light panels.

The unique touch-control software facilitates easy handling of experiments and analyses. The software comprises purpose-specific workflows, e.g. seedling growth analysis or duckweed testing, that enable data acquisition and analysis with a few clicks on the user interface. Customised workflows are available on request and can be established interactively.

The workflows of the analytical software provide rapid access to the parameters that are quantitative measures of the phenotypic properties of the samples. Reports are generated as PDF output and as CSV files that enable importing the data in all standard statistical software.

SensorFeatureDescription and application cases
Visible light cameraSizeProjected object area
CountNumber of visually-separated objects
ColorSurface color properties, e.g. greenness or characteristic colorations due to senescence, disease, nutrient deficiency, etc.
MorphologySpatial properties of the object, e.g. compactness, convex hull
TextureSpatial arrangement of color or gray values*
MovementAssignment of object movement or activity using time-lapse imaging
High sensitivity cameraLuminescenceEmission of luminescence from samples
LabScanalyzer Brochure

LabScanalyzers are available as top-view, side view or as top-and-side view cabinets. A special light-tight cabinet is available for luminescence tests.

  • Top-view camera
  • Direct or bottom light
  • On-board analytics
  • 600 mm x 600 mm footprint; 1129 mm height, 60 kg weight (low cabinet, bench top placing)
    • for samples of max. 20 cm height
  • 600 mm x 600 mm footprint; 1750 mm height, 100 kg weight (tall cabinet)
    • suitable for taller samples (space for up to 100 cm); top-view field of view and depth of focus will not cover the full height of the space. Details available on request.

  • Side-view camera, optional top-view camera
  • Plant dimensions: max. 300 mm height and 300 mm diameter
  • On-board analytics
  • 2059 mm x 660 mm footprint; 1290 mm height, 190 kg weight

Special light-tight cabinet excluding all external light

High-sensitivity camera for recording luminescence emission

The Growscreen Rhizo LabScanalyzer brings advanced root phenotyping to the lab. The system allows imaging of soil-filled rhizoboxes, that are placed onto a rhizobox holder in the imaging cabinet. Cameras record images from the roots and shoots of the plants.

  • Roots in soil – no artificial media required
  • Soil-filled rhizoboxes at 45° angle
  • Non-destructive – access to roots without digging or washing
  • Time-course studies
  • Root- and Shoot data for each plant
  • High-resolution root imaging
  • High-resolution shoot imaging
  • Advanced analytical software, machine learning algorithms available

References* from customers operating LabScanalyzers

Padilla-Chacón D, Peña Valdivia CB, García-Esteva A, Cayetano-Marcial MI, Kohashi Shibata J (2019) Phenotypic variation and biomass partitioning during post-flowering in two common bean cultivars (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) under water restriction. South African Journal of Botany 121:98–104

Białk-Bielińska A, Matzke M, Caban M, Stolte S, Kumirska J, Stepnowski P (2018) Effects of five sulphonamides on duckweed (Lemna minor) after prolonged exposure time and their dependency on photoradiation. The Science of the total environment 618:952–960

Lobiuc A, Vasilache V, Pintilie O, Stoleru T, Burducea M, Oroian M, Zamfirache M-M (2017) Blue and Red LED Illumination Improves Growth and Bioactive Compounds Contents in Acyanic and Cyanic Ocimum basilicum L. Microgreens. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) 22

Meepagala KM, Briscoe WE, Techen N, Johnson RD, Clausen BM, Duke SO (2017) Isolation of a phytotoxic isocoumarin from Diaporthe eres-infected Hedera helix (English Ivy) and synthesis of its phytotoxic analogs. Pest Manag Sci

Stavropoulou MI, Angelis A, Aligiannis N, Kalpoutzakis E, Mitakou S, Duke SO, Fokialakis N (2017) Phytotoxic triterpene saponins from Bellis longifolia, an endemic plant of Crete. Phytochemistry 144:71–77

*technology and algorithms used for the studies reported in the papers may differ from products in current LemnaTec offers – please contact us for details.