Drought is one of the most severe stresses, endangering crop yields worldwide. In order to select drought tolerant genotypes, access to exotic germplasm and efficient phenotyping protocols are needed.
In this study, researchers from the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany used the high-throughput phenotyping platform of The Plant Accelerator, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, in Adelaide to screen a set of 47 juvenile (six week old) wild barley introgression lines (S42ILs) for drought stress responses.
Honsdorf N, March TJ, Berger B, Tester M, Pillen K (2014) High-Throughput Phenotyping to Detect Drought Tolerance QTL in Wild Barley Introgression Lines. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97047. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097047.