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What you will cover in the course

What you will cover in the course.
Plants in UV light

What you will cover in the course

Week 1:

  • What is plant phenotyping
  • Background – the history and evolution of plant phenotyping technologies
  • Types of data
  • Categorising data – direct measurements vs indirect measurements

Week 2:

  • Lab and controlled environment phenotyping
  • Different types of controlled environments
  • Tours of some of our facilities
    • 2D seedling root phenotyping
    • Robotic Arabidopsis plate imaging
    • Image analysis of root systems using RootNav
    • The Hounsfield facility for X-ray CT imaging

Week 3:

  • Using high throughput phenotyping in field and its relevance to plant breeding
  • Importance of experimental design and quality data collection
  • Big data generation and data handling
  • Challenges of phenotyping in field

Week 4:

  • Phenotyping technologies for all environments
  • Phenotyping for photosynthetic traits using gas exchange
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging
  • Laser ablation tomography
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