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)
Title of host publicationHigh-Throughput Phenotyping in Plants
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781617799945
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Growth analysis
  • Leaf area
  • Plant imaging
  • Shoot morphology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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