GAS EXCHANGE ANALYSIS
Multi-cuvette systems for plant phenotyping
01 / WHOLE & EFFICIENT
We offer the measurements of entire rosettes or shoots. The plants are grown in special pots and inserted into the chamber unscathed. Transpiration, photosynthesis and several other traits of up to 8 plants can be measured in parallel.
02 / RAPID & FLEXIBLE
Changes in cuvette conditions and resulting effects on stomatal conductance and photosynthesis are detected in minutes. Various stimuli can be applied separately, sequentially or simultaneously and the responses followed for the required amount of time.
03 / SIMPLE
Send the seeds and tell us what measurements you need - we will provide you with the data.
Our expertise in constructing devices for plant gas exchange analysis goes back to Space Programs in 1960’s that aimed to develop technologies to utilize satellite images for predicting crop yields. These were followed by developing extremely precise gasometric and spectroscopy-based devices to measure photosynthetic processes and roughly 10 years ago we focused on developing multi-cuvette whole plant systems to measure plant gas exchange in various growth conditions.
We promote gas exchange measurements of whole unscathed plants/shoots in well-controlled conditions. Measuring whole plants or attached shoots provides a unified picture, where macroscopic plant water relations, transpiration, photosynthesis, water-conducting tissues in the plant and microscopic events in the guard cell signaling are all brought together – this is what happens in real plant growing in the real field.
Today, most gas-exchange measurements are carried out in single leaves and guard cell signaling is often measured in epidermal peels. Our aim is to bridge the gap to a more comprehensive understanding of plant physiology by providing whole plant gas exchange analysis. We do so by using our custom-built gas exchange devices for Arabidopsis thaliana as well as for other species. These allow parallel measurements of several plants, thus speeding up the otherwise time- and labour consuming process.
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Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu