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The Plant Accelerator
Helli Meinecke
Managing Director
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8313 0808
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0828

 

High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Geoff Buckmaster
Business Operations Coordinator
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6218 3430
Facsimile: +61 2 6246 4975

Alyssa Weirman
Operations Co-Ordinator
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6125 8319

Crop Plant Shoot Module

 

  • Pricing and availability - please contact us by e-mail or on +61 2 6218 3430.

The Crop Plant Shoot Module includes 3D imaging for plant architecture and growth analysis, allowing multiple images to be overlayed. Hyperspectral reflectance for plant chemical composition and stress detection, pulse modulated chlorophyll fluorescence imaging and gas exchange for non-invasive estimation of photosynthesis, infrared thermography and carbon isotope discrimination for water use efficiency screening. This module is suitable for medium throughput screening and validation of novel screening methods in a wide range of cereals, annual and perennial plants of agricultural importance.

This module is capable of conducting analysis into:

  • Whole of lifecycle photosynthesis and growth
  • Dynamic growth and carbon allocation to plants organs
  • Transpiration and water use
  • Hyperspectral detection of leaf protein and CHO

3D imaging for plant architecture and growth analysis, allowing multiple images to be overlayed. Hyperspectral reflectance for plant chemical composition and stress detection, pulse modulated chlorophyll fluorescence imaging and gas exchange for non-invasive estimation of photosynthesis, infrared thermography and carbon isotope discrimination for water use efficiency screening. This module is suitable for medium throughput screening and validation of novel screening methods in a wide range of cereals and annual and perennial plants of agricultural importance.

Growth Imaging, 3D Reconstruction and Overlay of Signals in the Greenhouse and the Field

  • Whole of lifecycle photosynthesis and growth
  • Dynamic growth and carbon allocation to plants organs
  • Transpiration and water use
  • Hyperspectral detection of leaf protein and CHO

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IR Screening for Salt / Drought Tolerance, WUE and PSR

Source: Sirault, X.R.R., James, R.A., and Furbank R.T., Functional Plant Biology 2009, 36:970-7

We have a version of the Fluorogroscan with IR thermography. This allows us to scan for differences in rosette leaf temp and discover stomatal mutants for example. It can also be used for water use efficiency and salt tolerance screens.

FTIR Microscopy

FTIR Image of Wheat Peduncle CHO (scale: red correlates to high, green to medium and blue to low concentrations)
We have a high throughput FTIR imaging microscope for chemical composition and spatial info at the cellular scale. Gives info like lignin, starch, protein and oil distribution.