Organs and Seeds

Macrophenomics Facility

Contact: [link]Dr. Armin Djamei

With the Macrophenomics facility leaf damages caused by pathogens and visible to the naked eye, can automatically and precisely be quantified. A camera creating RGB images and takes pictures in four different wavelength ranges is applied to study of the number and extend of fungal colonies per leaf area and the response of their host. Equipped with a multispectral 2Dimaging station Macrobot (developed in cooperation with Fraunhofer IFF Magdeburg), up to 500 genotypes can be analyzed in a high throughput process in 3-4 weeks. For more information see [link]DPPN.

TD-NMR

Contact: [link]Dr. Ljudmilla Borisjuk

The Time-Domain-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR), generating a low magnetic field, is used for determination of basic seed traits. A new, fast and accurate procedure enables the non-invasive screening of individual seeds and grains. NMR devices, such as a MQ60 NMR instrument and an NMR Spectrometer together with a cryoimaging system allow the determination of the content of carbohydrates, oils and water, as well as the weight of moist and dry seeds. Combined with a delivery system (sample robot), it is possible to examine 1000 samples per day. For more information see [link]Ag AAN.