High-throughput plant phenotyping: a role for metabolomics?
Advanced facilities for automated phenotyping have already been established but there is a growing demand to integrate additional sensing modalities to allow deep phenotyping. Ongoing developments in automated (noninvasive) metabolomics...
Authors: Robert D. Hall, John C. D’Auria, Antonio C. Silva Ferreira, Yves Gibon, Dariusz Kruszka, Puneet Mishra, Rick van de Zedde Published in: Trends in Plant Science
Recent developments and potential of robotics in plant eco-phenotyping
Automated acquisition of plant eco-phenotypic information can serve as a decision-making basis for precision agricultural management and can also provide detailed insights into plant growth status, pest management, water and...
Authors: Lili Yao; George Kowalchuk; Rick van de Zedde Published in: Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Reciprocal cybrids reveal how organellar genomes affect plant phenotypes
Assessment of the impact of variation in chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA (collectively termed the plasmotype) on plant phenotypes is challenging due to the difficulty in separating their effect from nuclear-derived...
Authors: Flood, P. J., Theeuwen, T. P. J. M., Schneeberger, K., Keizer, P., Kruijer, W., Severing, E., Wijnker, E. Published in: Nature Plants, 6(1), 13-21
Genetic Loci Associated with Early Salt Stress Responses of Roots
Salinity is a devastating abiotic stress accounting for major crop losses yearly. Plant roots can strikingly grow away from high-salt patches. This response is termed halotropism and occurs through auxin...
Authors: Deolu-Ajayi, A. O., Meyer, A. J., Haring, M. A., Julkowska, M. M., & Testerink, C Published in: iScience, 21, 458-473
Beneficial microbes going underground of root immunity
Plant roots interact with an enormous diversity of commensal, mutualistic, and pathogenic microbes, which poses a big challenge to roots to distinguish beneficial microbes from harmful ones. Plants can effectively...
Authors: Yu, K, Pieterse, CMJ, Bakker, PAHM, Berendsen, RL Published in: Plant Cell Environ 2019; 42: 2860– 2870
Plant-part segmentation using deep learning and multi-view vision
To accelerate the understanding of the relationship between genotype and phenotype, plant scientists and plant breeders are looking for more advanced phenotyping systems that provide more detailed phenotypic information about...
Authors: Weinan Shi, Rick van de Zedde, Huanyu Jiang, Gert Kootstra Published in: Science Direct
Natural variation of YELLOW SEEDLING1 affects photosynthetic acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana
Exploiting genetic variation for more efficient photosynthesis is an underexplored route towards new crop varieties. This study demonstrates the genetic dissection of higher plant photosynthesis efficiency down to the genomic...
Authors: Van Rooijen, R., Kruijer, W., Boesten, R., Van Eeuwijk, F. A., Harbinson, J., & Aarts, M. G. M. Published in: Nature Communications, 8(1), 
Designing the Crops for the Future; The CropBooster Program
The realization of the full objectives of international policies targeting global food security and climate change mitigation, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement COP21 and...
Authors: Harbinson, J.; Parry, M.A.J.; Davies, J.; Rolland, N.; Loreto, F.; Wilhelm, R.; Metzlaff, K.; Klein Lankhorst, R. Published in: Biology 2021, 10, 690