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High-Throughput Large Scale Plant Phenotyping Instrumentation
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For Information, Contact:
Jay Bjerke
Commercialization Manager, Engineering
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
12/7/2015
ISURF #
4223
Summary:
Iowa State University researchers have developed a microfluidic device to screen genotype-to-phenotype interactions.

Development Stage:
Description:
Through an array of miniature greenhouses (MGHs), vertical microfluidic seed chips (MSCs), and microfluidic control logic. The plant growth system can provide maximal environmental flexibility in large- and multi-scale study of plant-environment interactions. Each MGH can flexibly regulate relative humidity (RH), C02 level, and light intensity via controlled microfluidic capillary filling, controlled chemical reaction, and liquid crystal technologies, respectively. The ve1tical MSCs are designed to be sliding chip-like disposable components for use inside the MGHs.  Useful for monitoring plant pathogen interactions, phenotyping of Arapidopsis plants at the whole organism and cellular level.

Advantage:
• High spatial and temporal resolution
• Easy to use, cost effective
• Allows seamless monitoring of both root and shoot phenotypes
• Easily fabricated using conventional soft lithography

Application:
High throughput plant phenotype assays at the whole organism and cellular level

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