Development of high throughput plant phenotyping facilities at Aberystwyth

Catherine Jane Howarth, Alan Philip Gay, John Draper, Wayne Powell

Allbwn ymchwil: Pennod mewn Llyfr/Adroddiad/Trafodion CynhadleddTrafodion Cynhadledd (Nid-Cyfnodolyn fathau)


There is a need to develop high throughput plant phenomics to bridge the phenotype-genotype gap that will lead to the improvements in crop performance necessary to feed the growing world population. The facility under development at Aberystwyth will be based around automated non-destructive image analysis using a Scanalyzer 3-D HTS system developed by LemnaTec running in a new glasshouse complex. Detailed consultations with potential users have provided the specifications for the system. A central advantage of the approach is that it is inherently non-destructive, allowing repeated measurements to be made on individual plants in a pre-programmed sequence through time with minimal operator intervention. The system is designed to cope with small plants such as forage grasses, forage legumes, Brachypodium and Arabidopsis, and with larger plants such as oats, wheat, barley, maize and Miscanthus. The plant phenomics facility will be closely linked to both chemical phenotyping and genotyping facilities in Aberystwyth along with field trials. Use of the facility will accelerate the selection of appropriate germplasm for breeding varieties which will perform robustly under the conditions predicted for the UK and beyond in the future. Furthermore, it will provide a focus for trans-disciplinary research to facilitate the discovery of the genetic and environmental bases for variation in complex traits that underpin the major global challenges for food and energy security, water utilization and adaptation to a changing climate.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlPhenomics Workshop
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 16 Ion 2011
DigwyddiadPlant and Animal Genome XIX Conference - San Diego, Unol Daleithiau America
Hyd: 09 Ion 201113 Ion 2011


CynhadleddPlant and Animal Genome XIX Conference
Gwlad/TiriogaethUnol Daleithiau America
DinasSan Diego
Cyfnod09 Ion 201113 Ion 2011
ArallTown & Country Convention Center

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