Root anatomical trait discovery of field-grown maize using LAT


Jonathan Lynch, Penn State University

Kathleen Brown, Penn State University

Tony Pridmore, University of Nottingham

Post-docs, students, staff:

Hannah Schneider, Post-doc, Penn State University

Ezenwoko Benson, PhD Student, University of Nottingham

Peter Ilhardt, LAT Technician, Penn State University


Root anatomical traits are captured using laser ablation tomography (LAT) in 3D and analyzed via machine learning algorithms in RootScan3D. Anatomical traits will be discovered from plants grown at multiple field locations under individual (nitrogen, water) and combined stresses. Sample composition will be evaluated by using spectral information in combination with LAT.

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root slices to Root3D