Bioanalytic12.07.2012

Method to Monitor the Stress Status Of Plants

The measurement of ultraweak photon emission (Biophoton emission (BE))  is a method to monitor the stress status of plants in a non-invasive way similar to delayed fluorescence.
Both are extremely weak light emissions which can be used as an indicator for the physical state of a plant. Here we show the difference between both methods and state parameters to perform these measurements using the NightSHADE plant imaging system. 

For further details refer to the application note "AN985 005a Delayed Fluorescence and Biophotons" which is available from the NightSHADE product page "download" menu*.    

 

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