PlantScree SC Systems (Self-contained Systems) are bench top solutions for the automated high-precision plant image-based monitoring of small and mid-size scale plants (e.g. Arabidopsis, young tobacco and crop plants). Compact design systems for low-throughput applications with manual sample loading, which can integrate different imaging sensors for comprehensive automated plant morphological and physiological phenotyping. The PlantScreen™ SC Systems are configurable and easy-to-move if relocation of the unit is necessary.
PlantScreenTM SC System is designed for digital phenotyping of small and mid-size scale plants up to 50 cm in height (Arabidopsis thaliana, strawberries, turf grass, young soybean, tobacco, corn plants, etc.) and can be configured for single pots, multiple pots or trays, providing flexibility of use with various species grown in vitro or in soil. Plants in trays are manually placed inside of the light-isolated imaging cabinet and automatically scored with given digital sensor in user-defined intervals. Multi-sensoric digital data are typically acquired from top view. Unique bar-code or RFID identifiers are used for plant identification.
All data acquired from imaging sensors are in raw format and processed format stored in an SQL database and are in range of minute after recording available for further analysis. All raw and processed data files are directly accessible and therefore can be easily analyzed by user-defined processing scripts.
A comprehensive PlantScreenTM Software package, with remote accessibility, is used to control all aspects of the transportation and imaging modules, as well as for data acquisition, image analysis and data base configuration. The system is modular and designed so that additional features may be added as the user´s screening requirements evolve.
Furthermore suite of environmental sensors (humidity, temperature, light intensity, light quality) can be implemented inside of the PlantScreenTM SC System. The physiological parameters deduced from the measurements acquired by imaging units can be correlated with the environmental parameters acquired from a number of environmental sensors implemented within the phenotyping unit.
All acquired imaging and environmental data are stored in an SQL database, processed and available for inspection and further analysis in range of seconds after recording via user-friendly graphical interface. PlantScreenTM Data Analyser provides tools for data browsing, grouping, analysis, user-defined reprocessing and export. Multiple clients can be connected to the database, with different privileges assigned based on a built-in authentication mechanism. An SMS and mail notification service is integral part of the complete phenotyping system. 24-hour online support service is key component of the PlantScreenTM phenotyping solution.
PlantScreenTM Phenotyping Systems designed for integrative phenotyping on temporal and spatial level are proven in a range of applications across the world:
Furthermore we make our state-of–art phenotyping facilities available for testing and proof-of-concept experiments. Contact us for more information.
We are proud that in our PSI Research Center we can provide service platform with professional support, where we can demonstrate our equipment and facilitate proof of concept validations of the projects prior realization. PSI Research Center provides service platform to scientific community for plant cultivation and image-based monitoring in controlled environment and in greenhouse. Our vision is to provide biological and technical support to our customers. Contact us for more information.