Interested in plant phenomics?
Join a high-tech plant research facility in 2014 for your Honours year!
||Non-destructive growth analysis of crops using high-throughput imaging
||Dr Bettina Berger, A/Prof Rachel Burton
||The Plant Accelerator, University of Adelaide
|Brief Project Outline:
||Crop plant growth and yield are influenced by a wide range of genetic and environmental factors. To assess the impact of various stresses and nutrient regimes, it is important to study the growth response of plants and how well different genotypes can cope with a certain stress to pick the best performers. Traditionally, biomass production is measured through destructive end-point analysis. At The Plant Accelerator, growth and biomass accumulation can be measured non-destructively over time, using fully automated imaging equipment and subsequent image and growth analysis.
In summary, this project will ideally suit an enthusiastic student who is interested in learning more about growth physiology and automated phenotyping through image analysis.
- Crop plant growth
- Image analysis
- Growth and data analysis
- Crop physiology
||Berger, B., et al. (2012) DOI 10.1007/978-1-61779-995-2_2
Rajendran, K., et al. (2009) Plant Cell Environment, 32, 237-249.
||Yes, scholarships are competitive and are awarded principally on academic merit.
||Want to know more? Then contact Bettina Berger with the subject heading ‘Honours Project’, so that we can have a chat about the project in more detail.