Phenotyping plant populations requires high-throughput approaches

The populations that result from multiplex genome editing, are being phenotyped and genotyped. For phenotyping, we rely on high-throughput phenotyping from seedlings (in growth rooms) to mature plants (in greenhouses and on the field). The highest resolution and sensitivity we achieve when using Phenovision where we investigate the distinct aspects of drought stress, from early signalling in drought perception to adaptive growth responses and molecular and cellular adaptations in rewatering. In addition to Phenovision, we are collaborating with IPSA (Integrated Phenotyping for Sustainable Agriculture) platform of VIB-Agroincubator that has a flexible capacity ranging from 1920 large plants (in 10 liter pots) up to 15360 small seedlings (in 0.8 liter pots). IPSA is designed for high-throughput phenotyping with various camera systems for root imaging, multi-angle RGB shoot imaging and hyper- and multispectral imaging.