High-throughput phenotyping of plant shoots.

Bettina Berger*, Bas de Regt, Mark Tester

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Advances in automated plant handling and image acquisition now make it possible to use digital imaging for the high-throughput phenotyping of plants. Various traits can be extracted from individual images. However, the potential of this technology lies in the acquisition of time series. Since whole shoot imaging is nondestructive, plants can now be monitored throughout their lifecycle, and dynamic traits such as plant growth and development can be captured and quantified. The technique is applicable to a wide range of plants and research areas and makes high-throughput screens possible, reducing the time and labor needed for the phenotypic characterization of plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalMethods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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