Imaging techniques for plant phenotyping and stress detection

 

 

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Imaging techniques for plant phenotyping and stress detection

Our research group is focused on plant phenotyping and stress detection by means of imaging techniques. They can be applied at different plant levels to analyse their physiology: leaves, fruits or whole plants. In particular, we are interested in photosynthetic activity and secondary metabolism, as well as the defence mechanisms in which they are involved. The combination of these techniques provides both spatial and temporal information, which allows us to study, for example, the impact of stress factors on plants or their stage of development.

We are interested in studying stress caused by abiotic (drought, extreme temperatures, light and contamination by heavy metals) and biotic (foliar and root fungi, viruses, bacteria and herbivores) stress factors. Imaging techniques can perform a presymptomatic detection of stress or help to locate a pathogen in a plant.

Furthermore, we are interested in the development of statistical models (coming from Big Data) for the detection or diagnosis of plant stress based on information provided by imaging techniques. This methodology is applicable to precision agriculture, which points to minimize the environmental impact of agronomy.

The imaging techniques currently available in our laboratory are: red chlorophyll fluorescence (Chl-FI), multicolour fluorescence (MCFI), thermography and hyperspectral reflectance (R).

 

Group members:

 

Dr. Matilde Barón Ayala

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Doctor in Biological Sciences
Granada University

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  • matilde.baron@eez.csic.es
  • VoIP: 180213

Dr. Mónica Pineda Dorado

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Doctor in Biology
Granada University

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  • monica.pineda@eez.csic.es
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Dr. Marisa Pérez Bueno

img Postdoctoral Resear Associate

Doctor in Biochemystry
Granada University

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  • marisa.perez@eez.csic.es
  • VoIP: 180349