Applications of hyperspectral imaging in plant phenotyping

Trends Plant Sci. 2022 Mar;27(3):301-315. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.12.003. Epub 2022 Jan 5.


Our ability to interrogate and manipulate the genome far exceeds our capacity to measure the effects of genetic changes on plant traits. Much effort has been made recently by the plant science research community to address this imbalance. The responses of plants to environmental conditions can now be defined using a variety of imaging approaches. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has emerged as a promising approach to measure traits using a wide range of wavebands simultaneously in 3D to capture information in lab, glasshouse, or field settings. HSI has been applied to define abiotic, biotic, and quality traits for optimisation of crop management.

Keywords: hyperspectral imaging; noninvasive imaging; plant phenotyping; traits.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hyperspectral Imaging*
  • Phenotype
  • Plants* / genetics