The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility
A new era in plant biology in Australia
Plant Scientists have gained vast knowledge about the genetics of various crop species during recent years. It has become increasingly easier and cheaper to sequence and map genomes, giving scientists access to information unimaginable just a few decades ago. However, a bottleneck has developed in capitalising on this information. The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) has been developed to alleviate this ‘phenotyping bottleneck’.