High-Throughput Phenotyping of Plant Shoots

  • Bettina BergerEmail author
  • Bas de Regt
  • Mark Tester
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 918)


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.

Key words:

Plant imaging Growth analysis Leaf area Shoot morphology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Plant AcceleratorUniversity of AdelaideUrrbraeAustralia
  2. 2.The Plant Accelerator, Australian Centre for Plant Functional GenomicsUniversity of AdelaideUrrbraeAustralia

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