Researchers and breeders are returning to nature, searching for explanations about plant adaptation and adaptation abilities to harsh environments. Finding a genotype that presents a trait to cope with drought or salinity could improve crop production and stability.

Plants, especially wild plants, reveal wide phenotypic plasticity based on the genotype by environment interactions (GxE), which complicate the screening process and isolation of a specific quantitative physiological trait (QTP). Each interaction, as well as the hierarchy and relationships between the traits–plasticity are not easily quantifiable. Consequently, under changing environmental conditions there will be numerous scenarios of QPTs plasticity within and between genotypes.

The Plantarray solution provides a platform to measure any number (pending your growth facility capacity) of repetitions from one or a few populations together, simultaneously and under the same ambient condition, enabling the analysis of the phenotype response of each individual and the whole population simultaneously.

 

Key benefits of using Plant-DiTech's solution:

  • High-throughput functional performance analysis of many wild type cultivars
  • Continuously measures multi-key environmental parameters and functional (physiological) traits such as growth rates, transpiration rates, water-use-efficiency, stomatal conductance, root activity and more
  • Simultaneously control many different soil and water scenarios (e.g. drought and/or salinity, chemicals)
  • Ideal experimental platform:
    • Non-invasive
    • Enables randomized block design
    • Multiple environmental sensors
    • High-throughput
    • Fully automated
    • Homogeneous test repetition
    • Suitable for a variety of plants
    • Precise measurements
  • Instant feedback and real-time in-depth statistical analysis of plant performance with clear graphical presentation
  • Experiments performed within only 3-4 weeks
  • Simple operation with negligible costs
  • Suitable for any budget – the flexible design enables users to fit the number of units to any growth facility according to their requirements and budget

About Plant Ditech

Plant-DiTech provides innovative plant physiology diagnostic tools that bring scientists, breeders and Agro-business to new discoveries and better yields in different environments, while shortening R&D time to market. The company’s vision is to help researchers and agro companies find the right plants, traits and materials concentration which contribute to better plants yields and stress resistance.

Contact Us

Plant-DiTech LTD
Israel, Rehovot
Mail: customer-relations@plant-ditech.com
Tel: +972-54-5434590
Fax: +972-8-9472504

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