What is it ?
Phenotyping consists of observing plants and the characters they express (leaf color, stem thickness, etc.). Tools such as Phenomobile can be used to measure plants using different sensors.
What for ?
To improve cereal performance, breeders and agronomists seek to identify genes involved in certain traits of interest such as resistance to disease or drought resistance.
With a large number of observations, it is then possible to associate an observed trait with genes.