The Lab Scanalyzer is a versatile imaging cabinet designed for low-cost phenotyping of plants and small organisms. In standard configuration, one RGB sensor is mounted in the top of the cabinet together with down-light illumination. Optional, bottom illumination is available.

The cabinet is available as standalone version or as benchtop version.

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Samples are loaded manually, e.g. in beakers, MT plates, petri-dishes, pots or small trays.

Measured parameters include dimensions, morphology, and colour information. The Lab Scanalyzer is applicable in phenotypic tests, such as growth studies, for testing phenotypic responses to stress and environmental factors, germination assays, or for ecotoxicological tests.

Lab Scanalyzer standalone and benchtop versions
Lab Scanalyzer standalone and benchtop versions

The Lab Scanalyzer is available as top- and side-view version, too. This version is particularly dedicated for imaging potted plants up to approximately 400 mm height and 400 mm diameter. One top-down viewing camera and one horizontally viewing camera enable taking images of the samples from all sides.

Lab Scanalyzer top- and side-view version
Lab Scanalyzer top- and side-view version

Technical Specifications

Samples types
  • Plants in pots or small trays
  • Samples in multiwell plates or petri dishes, e.g. seeds, leaf disks
  • Beakers, e.g. for duckweed
  • Plant parts, e.g. leaves, fruits
Imaging

Top view visible light camera OR Top- and side-view visible light cameras

8 Megapixel, 35 mm lens, 29°/21° view angle; other optics on request.

Example for field of view with 35 mm lens:

414 mm x 310 mm at 800 mm distance from lens

258 mm x 194 mm at 500 mm distance from lens

155 mm x 116 mm at 300 mm distance from lens

Illumination

Top or bottom OR Top and side

Dimensions

Benchtop version: 600 mm x 600 mm footprint; 1128,5 mm height

Standalone version: 600 mm x 600 mm footprint; 1750 mm height

Top- and side-view version: 2059 mm x 660 mm footprint, 1290 mm height

Internal space

Benchtop version: approx. 410 mm x 480 mm sample area; 550 mm distance from camera to bottom; max. dimensions of samples depend on optics.

Standalone version: approx. 410 mm x 480 mm sample area; 1100 mm distance from camera to bottom; max. dimensions of samples depend on optics.

Top- and side-view version: approx. 450 mm x 450 mm; 1000 mm distance from top camera and 1200 mm distance from side camera; max. dimensions of samples depend on optics

Weight

Benchtop version: 60 kg (approx)

Standalone version: 100 kg (approx)

Top- and side-view version: 200 kg (approx)

Control

Integrated PC with touch panel (top view versions) OR dedicated PC for top- and side-view version

Software

Process control, image acquisition, data export, data processing

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Applications

Morphological parameters of Arabidopsis

Automated quantitative phenotyping of complete plants provides an almost unlimited number of morphological parameters that are easily correlated with biological effects over time. Similar approaches can be adopted for a wide range of other biological applications.

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Partitioning turf images

Region-based feature extraction focuses on the local distribution of low level features such as colour and texture.

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Duckweed Detection and Counting of Thalli

Image workflows are used to monitor the growth of duckweed over time

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References

2017

  • Lobiuc, A.; Vasilache, V.; Oroian, M.; Stoleru, T.; Burducea, M.; Pintilie, O.; Zamfirache, M.-M. (2017)

    Blue and Red LED Illumination Improves Growth and Bioactive Compounds Contents in Acyanic and Cyanic Ocimum basilicum L. Microgreens. In: Molecules, DOI: 10.3390/molecules22122111. http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/12/2111

  • Majewsky, Vera; Scherr, Claudia; Schneider, Claudia; Arlt, Sebastian Patrick; Baumgartner, Stephan (2017)

    Reproducibility of the effects of homeopathically potentised Argentum nitricum on the growth of Lemna gibba L. in a randomised and blinded bioassay. In: Homeopathy, DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2017.04.001. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475491617300279

2016

2015

  • Meepagala, Kumudinim.; Johnson, Robertd.; Techen, Natascha; Wedge, Davide.; Duke, Stepheno. (2015)

    Phomalactone from a Phytopathogenic Fungus Infecting ZINNIA elegans (ASTERACEAE) Leaves. In: J Chem Ecol (Journal of Chemical Ecology), S. 1–11. DOI: 10.1007/s10886-015-0602-x. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10886-015-0602-x

  • Picado, Ana; Paixão, Susanam.; Moita, Liliana; Silva, Luis; Diniz, Mários.; Lourenço, Joana; Peres, Isabel; Castro, Luisa; Correia, Josébrito; Pereira, Joana; Ferreira, Isabel; Matos, Antóniopedroalves; Barquinha, Pedro; Mendonca, Elsa (2015)

    A multi-integrated approach on toxicity effects of engineered TiO2 nanoparticles. In: Front. Environ. Sci. Eng. (Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering), S. 1–11. DOI: 10.1007/s11783-015-0775-0. http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11783-015-0775-0

  • Stolte, S.; Bui, H. T. T.; Steudte, S.; Korinth, V.; Arning, J.; Białk-Bielińska, A.; Bottin-Weber, U.; Cokoja, M.; Hahlbrock, A.; Fetz, V.; Stauber, R.; Jastorff, B.; Hartmann, C.; Fischer, R. W.; Kühn, F. E. (2015)

    Preliminary toxicity and ecotoxicity assessment of methyltrioxorhenium and its derivatives. In: Green Chem, S. 1136–1144. DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01919A. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/GC/C4GC01919A#!divAbstract