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BRC Plant Stress Diagnostics Laboratory (HAS-SSDS)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Scientific Description
The aim of the infrastructure is to provide a platform for quantitative monitoring of plant growth and stress responses under controlled environmental conditions. The setup is located in a greenhouse environment, and consists of a computer controlled watering station and RGB imaging station. Chlorophyll fluorescence, as well as thermal imaging can also be performed. The plants are moved by a semi-robotic system to the watering- and imaging station. The system is dedicated to medium sized plants, such as wheat and barley, and provides for each individual plants the growth curves of plant height and leaf area/green biomass, average values of leaf temperature and variable fluorescence parameters (quantum yield of Photosystem II), as well as water profiles. The system is optimized for monitoring changes in plant growth and physiological parameters under drought stress.

RI Keywords
Plant phenomics, Plant stress diagnostics
RI Category
Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Monitoring Plant Growth and Stress Responses

Monitoring under controlled environmental conditions: plants are grown in greenhouse under controlled light, temperature, and and water supply. Plant growth is monitored by digital color (RGB) imaging. Plant physiological function is monitored by using chloropyll fluorescence imaging to assess photosynthetic activity, as well as by thermal imaging to assess stomatal function and transpiration. The amount of water used by each individual plants is recorded, which makes it possible to calculate water use efficiency.

European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN)
Date of last update: 10/05/2017
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