Plant phenotyping is an emerging science that links the structure and appearance of a plant with its underlying genomics. The genetic make-up is the genotype, the expressed characteristics are the phenotype. The growth and development of the plan is a result of a dynamic interaction between its genetics and the environment both above and below soil.
Analysing the phenotype is therefore important for research so, to determine the success of breeding, a new system from Analytik combines machine-learning with sensors to provide a rapid digital analysis of phenotyping traits.
The new HyperAixpert multisensor plant phenotyping system from Analytik uses advanced machine-learning based analytical software together with an intuitive experiment driven design to ensure that data acquisition is both standardised and repeatable.
Suitable for a range of sample types for experiments in genetics, plant research and breeding, plant cultivation products as well as detecting plant stress and diseases.
Key features of HyperAixpert
- Can be configured to operate hyperspectral cameras in scanning mode
- Options for PAM chlorophyll fluorescence imaging and NIR imaging also enable the HyperAixpert to deliver top quality physiologically relevant data
- RGB-imaging and laser scanning sensors enable study of plant morphology of plants under study
- Comprehensive data sets originating from the broad range of cameras/sensors deliver phenotypic data on both morphological and physiological levels.
- Broad ranges of typical laboratory samples can be measured, including seedlings up to 20 cm height, samples in MTPs or petri dishes, or detached plant parts.
- Samples on trays can be loaded into the measuring cabinet by the user, or via an automated TrayProvider unit as an optional accessory.
- The HyperAixpert is designed for easy integration into climate control chambers.
Though the HyperAixpert was designed to work with model species such as Arabidopsis, it equally handles early-stage seedlings of most crop species. Beneficially the multisensor plant phenotyping diagnostic power of the system is not restricted to just plants, several other sample types match with the system, too. For instance, assessment of fungal growth on plates, or insects feeding on leaf discs are applications that have been investigated by the HyperAixpert.
See more detailed information on the HyperAixpert multisensor plant phenotyping system