Are high-throughput root phenotyping platforms suitable for informing root system architecture models with genotype-specific parameters? An evaluation based on the root model ArchiSimple and a small panel of wheat cultivars - INRAE - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of Experimental Botany Year : 2024

Are high-throughput root phenotyping platforms suitable for informing root system architecture models with genotype-specific parameters? An evaluation based on the root model ArchiSimple and a small panel of wheat cultivars

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Given the difficulties in accessing plant roots in situ, high-throughput root phenotyping (HTRP) platforms under controlled conditions have been developed to meet the growing demand for characterizing root system architecture (RSA) for genetic analyses. However, a proper evaluation of their capacity to provide the same estimates for strictly identical root traits across platforms has never been achieved. In this study, we performed such an evaluation based on six major parameters of the RSA model ArchiSimple, using a diversity panel of 14 bread wheat cultivars in two HTRP platforms that had different growth media and non-destructive imaging systems together with a conventional set-up that had a solid growth medium and destructive sampling. Significant effects of the experimental set-up were found for all the parameters and no significant correlations across the diversity panel among the three set-ups could be detected. Differences in temperature, irradiance, and/or the medium in which the plants were growing might partly explain both the differences in the parameter values across the experiments as well as the genotype × set-up interactions. Furthermore, the values and the rankings across genotypes of only a subset of parameters were conserved between contrasting growth stages. As the parameters chosen for our analysis are root traits that have strong impacts on RSA and are close to parameters used in a majority of RSA models, our results highlight the need to carefully consider both developmental and environmental drivers in root phenomics studies.
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hal-04553063 , version 1 (19-04-2024)

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Hong Anh Nguyen, Pierre Martre, Clothilde Collet, Xavier Draye, Christophe Salon, et al.. Are high-throughput root phenotyping platforms suitable for informing root system architecture models with genotype-specific parameters? An evaluation based on the root model ArchiSimple and a small panel of wheat cultivars. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2024, 75 (8), pp.2510-2526. ⟨10.1093/jxb/erae009⟩. ⟨hal-04553063⟩
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