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Methods and Technologies at the
Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre


Total leaf area and leaf growth of large plant populations

Data Acquisition

Cameras moved by a xy-positioning system across a population of plants in pots, trays or petri dishes

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growscreen segmentation

Image Analysis

  • color segmentation
  • analysis of projected leaf area

    growscreen data

Results (example)

Growth analysis of two Arabidopsis lines (wildtype WT and Mutant)

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Walter A et al. (2007) The dynamics of seedling growth acclimation towards altered light conditions can be quantified via GROWSCREEN - a setup designed for rapid optical phenotyping of different plant species. New Phytologist, 174, 447-455.

Additional Information

 Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre




a development of

Growth and Metabolism and

ET (Enabling Technology)


link to the research area




Dr. Fabio Fiorani










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