Special Issue "Precision Phenotyping in Plant Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2018)
As genome sequencing and molecular breeding techniques have dramatically increased the speed at which large populations can be genotyped, phenotyping has become the rate-limiting step in many crop improvement efforts. As a result, there is presently a major emphasis to develop better methods for rapid, high-throughput analyses of numerous plant traits, such as growth, morphology, stress tolerance, pest resistance, and biochemical profiles. Advances in the fields of high-throughput phenotyping, remote sensing, and computer vision are enabling mechanization of data collection, non-destructive measurement methods, and automation of data analysis. In addition, many approaches to high-throughput phenotyping are increasing the “dimensionality” of the data, or the number of different plant characteristics that can be measured at one time, and this increased dimensionality is enabling the emerging field of plant phenomics.
The objective of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for new research and review articles on recent advances in plant phenotyping. The scope of this Special Issue will include field phenotyping as well as phenotyping systems based in controlled environments, and can also encompass challenges in data analytics associated with plant phenotyping data.Prof. Dr. Fiona Goggin
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- High throughput plant phenotyping
- Field phenotyping
- Remote sensing
- Plant image analysis
- Plant phenomics