Applications of high-throughput plant phenotyping to study nutrient use efficiency

Bettina Berger*, Bas De Regt, Mark Tester

*Corresponding author for this work

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Remote sensing and spectral reflectance measurements of plants has long been used to assess the growth and nutrient status of plants in a noninvasive manner. With improved imaging and computer technologies, these approaches can now be used at high-throughput for more extensive physiological and genetic studies. Here, we present an example of how high-throughput imaging can be used to study the growth of plants exposed to different nutrient levels. In addition, the color of the leaves can be used to estimate leaf chlorophyll and nitrogen status of the plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPlant Mineral Nutrients
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsFrans Maathuis
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Growth analysis
  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • Leaf color
  • Nutrient use efficiency
  • RGB
  • Shoot imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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