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1. (WO2018219942) PHENOTYPING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219942    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/064057
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A01G 7/00
G01N 21/00
Applicants: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)
INOVIAFLOW
Inventors: SALON, Christophe
JEUDY, Christian
BAUSSART, Christophe
CHAZALLET, Fédéric
LAMBOEUF, Mickael
MARTINET, Julien
Title: PHENOTYPING APPARATUS
Abstract:
Apparatus to acquire an image of roots of a plant located in a target rhizotron, said apparatus comprising: a turntable (12) having a rotation axis (X) and intended to support said target rhizotron; a lightening device (14); an first camera (16) having an optical axis (O) substantially oriented toward said rotation axis (X); a focus sensor (18) arranged so as to provide a measure (M) of at least one parameter of the first camera; a control module (20), configured to receive said measure (M), compare said measure (M) to comparison data (C), and inform an operator accordingly, the comparison data comprising data related to reference rhizotrons different than said target rhizotron, and/or data related to one or several previously acquired images of the target rhizotron.