The UH NaPPI facilities consists of motorised plant transportation and maintenance, such as weighing and watering, in combination with imaging tools for RGB, leaf temperature and chlorophyll fluorescence (imaging PAM). These tools allow comprehensive analysis of plant growth and physiology. Specifications of the instruments.
Small plant (compact) unit:
Large plant (modular) unit:
Acclimation chamber for dark or light treatments up to 1000 uE.
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The HiLIFE Research Infrastructure, ViGOR is composed of research greenhouses, controlled indoor growing facilities (2400 m-2) and protected research fields (3 ha) that make it possible to conduct a wide range of high-quality scientific research and teaching.
The UEF node consists of versatile instrumentation that has high spatial and spectral resolution with an exceptionally wide wavelength range (250 - 5000 nm). The high precision equipment includes several state-of-the-art imaging instruments, some of which are unique and rare in the plant research community.
Spectral images have tens or hundreds of color channels instead of the traditional three in RGB photographs. These allow detection of spectral properties such as relectance, transmittance and fluorescence that can be linked to chemical composition and structural information of plants that is analysed by traditional measurements in metabolomics laboratory. Thus, spectral imaging techniques provide quantifiable information about chemical or structural characteristics of plants without injuring or even touching the sample. Thus, repeatable gathering of information allows, for example, monitoring of stress symtoms. Symptoms of stress, such as drought, pathogen infection or nutrient deficiencies, can be detected much earlier by spectral imaging than by human eye.
Imaging equipment includes: