Monitoring the diel growth of individual Arabidopsis leaves using a laser scanning approach

  • Tino Dornbusch University of Lausanne Center for Integrative Genomics
  • Olivier Michaud
  • Christian Fankhauser
Keywords: Arabidopsis, phenotyping, leaf growth, laser scanning


A novel phenotyping approach is presented to monitor diel variation in elongation and elevation angle of individual leaves with high precision and throughput. Leaf elongation and changes in leaf elevation angle follow characteristic diel rhythms and show an overall decrease with increasing leaf age.

1B Reconstructing and observing plant structure