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Research Project: Systems to Assess, Monitor, and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety

Location: National Peanut Research Laboratory

Title: Potential Tools for Phenotyping for Physical Characteristics of Plants, Pods, and Seed

Author
item Butts, Christopher - Chris
item Holbrook, Carl - Corley
item Lamb, Marshall
item Chen, C - Auburn University

Submitted to: American Peanut Research and Education Society Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2014
Publication Date: 1/15/2015
Citation: Butts, C.L., Holbrook Jr, C.C., Lamb, M.C., Chen, C.Y. 2015. Potential Tools for Phenotyping for Physical Characteristics of Plants, Pods, and Seed. American Peanut Research and Education Society Abstracts. Potential Tools for Phenotyping for Physical Characteristics of Plants, Pods, and Seed. Proc.2014 Annual Meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society. pg. 17.

Interpretive Summary: none required

Technical Abstract: Advances in phenotyping are a key factor for success in modern breeding as well as for basic plant research. Phenotyping provides a critical means to understand morphological, biochemical, physiological principles in the control of basic plant functions as well as for selecting superior genotypes in plant breeding. This presentation focuses on non-destructive techniques and analytical tools to assess the physical characteristics of plants, pods, and seed. X-ray imaging is one such technique that has been used to non-destructively determine the mass fraction of kernels and hulls, and kernel size distribution and will be discussed. The potential of other means of analysis will be explored.