LemnaTec Scanalyzer plant phenotyping systems deliver data on plant phenotypic properties at multiple levels. Systems are available for laboratory, greenhouse, and outdoor use and they comprise cameras for visible light and beyond. Near-infrared, infrared or fluorescence images together with spectrally resolved images and three-dimensional point clouds give access to structural and physiological traits. In combination with mathematical models, data recordings can serve to address growth and biomass, stress responses, water- and nutrition status, or diseases.
Plant phenotyping is the comprehensive assessment of complex plant traits. It has a broad range of applications in plant research, breeding, product development, and quality assessments. Researchers, breeders and developers work intensively on molecular and biochemical level to improve plant cultivars and management processes, and they increasingly demand for quantitative data on phenotypes that complement the molecular data. Thereby phenotypic data help to explain gene functions or to detect QTLs. They also give insight how plants cope with limitation of water and nutrients, how they respond to light or CO2 and how pests and pathogens take influence on the phenotypes. Phenotypic data serve as indicators in toxicology studies, for instance soil salinity or heavy metal contaminations, or in dedicated duckweed assays. For breeders and gene banks, seed germination is a central trait for seed viability, which can be addressed with phenotyping methods, too.
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