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|Description||Jülich Plant Phenotyping Centre (JPPC) was established in 2006 based on the knowledge generated by groups within the institute IBG-2 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The centre focuses on quantitative assessment of plant – environment interaction and houses mechanistic, high-throughput and field phenotyping facilities to measure key structural and functional properties of plants by integrating stringent control of growth conditions and the application of non-invasive technologies. Quantification of roots and shoots properties can be performed with a range of different crops and model species in automated plant screening facilities under controlled growth chamber and greenhouse conditions, as well as in field plots. JPPC implements a variety of optical approaches to assess visual-reflectance, fluorescence, multi- and hyperspectral as well as microwave analysis of plants. These methods are applied in studies on growth performance, nutrient and water use efficiency, abiotic and selected biotic factors. Partners are academia, plant breeders and biotech industry. Facilities and techniques to quantify 3D-geometries of single plants and canopies based on optical approaches to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are available. The greenhouse facility PhyTec has highly transparent glass allowing experiments at close-to-natural light intensity and spectral composition (including UV-B). All growth chamber and greenhouse systems comply with S1-biosafety regulation. All data including plant handling, specific measurements and the environmental parameters are integrated in a relational data base.|
|Status||Operational since 2006|
|Scientific Domains||Biological and Medical Sciences|
|RI Categorization||Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities|
|Location||Wilhelm Johnen Straße, Juelich, 52428, Germany|