Non-invasive diagnosis of seed-viability using infra-red thermography

 

Protocol

 

Overview

In a recent paper in PNAS Kranner and colleagues present a novel method to assess seed viability non-destructively using IR thermography. The authors demonstrate their method on Pisum sativum, Triticum aestivum and Brassica napus seeds and discuss its strengths, limitation and potential applications.

Links

The article and detailed supporting information on the method is available free of charge on the PNAS website: https://www.pnas.org/content/107/8/3912.abstract?sid=6a4387b5-5329-4484-a16d-461503e1fd1e(external link)

Literature references:

Kranner I, Kastberger G, Hartbauer M, Pritchard HW (2010) Non-invasive diagnosis of seed viability using infrared thermography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.0914197107

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