JPPC - the Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre
The traits and the scales
Head: Dr. Fabio Fiorani
Target phenotypic parameters
At JPPC we apply a suite of non-invasive methods designed to quantify key plant architectural and functional parameters. Automated or semi-automated analyses include the measurement of shoot (geometry, growth, and photosynthesis) of model plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana and a growing number of crops species (cereals, rapeseed, tomato, and sugar beet in particular). We also target numerous root architecture parameters (e.g., root length and biomass, number of lateral roots and branching angles) through combined root-shoot assays in both artificial substrates and soil. Our suite of methods is completed by field phenotyping via remote sensing of canopy growth, physiological status and photosynthesis.