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Phenotyping; From Plant, to Data, to Impact and Highlights of the The International Plant Phenotyping Symposium - IPPS 2018

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This Research Topic aims to collect contributions around the themes presented to IPPS 2018, the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, titled "From plant, to data, to impact", held in Adelaide, South Australia, on the ...

This Research Topic aims to collect contributions around the themes presented to IPPS 2018, the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium, titled "From plant, to data, to impact", held in Adelaide, South Australia, on the 2nd-5th October 2018.

The selected articles will highlight recent advances in the knowledge of plant phenotyping; collecting studies on plant growth, from petri dishes to fields, roots and seeds phenotyping, imaging and data analysis and management. In particular, this Research Topic will collect contributions addressing the following questions:

From plant: Trying to understanding the interaction of a plant’s genotype with the environment is a key driver of plant phenomics. How can we measure large numbers of plants in varying environmental conditions to identify the traits that will make them more tolerant to our changing climate? How can we use latest camera and sensor technology to get a better understanding of plant physiological processes and the environment in which they grow?

To data: As data acquisition improves rapidly in volume and complexity, the phenotyping bottleneck is shifting to data. How do we ensure the data we capture is high-quality and relevant? How do we combine different data sources to enrich the phenotyping measurement information? How do we annotate and manage data so it can be shared, re-used and queried?

To impact: Plant phenomics brings together a whole suite of expertise, from plant biologists to engineers and statisticians. Working collaboratively, these disciplines can advance our understanding of plant performance and resilience, and we can make progress towards identifying the genetics of stress tolerance and breeding higher yielding crops.

The contributions presented at the IPPS 2018 conference are particularly welcome in this Research Topic. Additionally, other contributions fitting in the scope of the Topic as outlined above, and being strongly related to the IPPS 2018 conference, are also encouraged. Contributors are welcome to submit Original Research, Methods, Opinions and Reviews.

Information for submitting authors: please refer to the expertise of each Topic Editor (below) when assigning the preferred Handling Editor

What's going on underground - Roots
Michelle Watt

Phenotyping small things
Kioumars Ghamkar

Under control and out of control - Growing conditions from Petri dishes to fields
Roland Pieruschka

A pictures' worth a thousand words - Imaging
Tony Pridmore

Scrutinizing the data - Information management and data analysis
Cyril Pommier

Other: Assign to Carolyn Lawrence-Dill or Trevor Garnett


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