The research activities are focused on the following subject species:


  • Tomato
  • Wheat
  • Arabidopsis
  • Soybean

Growth conditions and stresses

  • drought resistance
  • germplasm characterization
  • nutrients deprivation

Plant organs

  • Shoots
  • Whole plant
  • Spikes (wheat)



Some examples of the phenotyping studies already performed and aimed to:

  • Investigate how the interaction with beneficial soil microorganisms (i.e. Trichoderma spp.) influences plant growth, architecture and morphology at the shoot and root level.
  • Measure photosynthetic performance under control and stress conditions ( Species: Solanum lycopersicum L.).
  • Quantify differences in physiological performances under drought and salt stress conditions of mutants and traditional landraces. (Species:Solanum lycopersicum L.).
  • Evaluate growth, geometry profile and physiological status of mutants for epigenetic regulators during development. (Species:Solanum lycopersicum L.).
  • Phenotype screening by image analysis of a mutant tomato compared with the isogenic line (Species:Solanum lycopersicum L.).
  • Characterization of wheat genotypes in the Single seed descent (SSD) collection subjected to water stress, with high-yield methods (Species: Triticum durum Desf.).
Technology development:
  •  Development of new in vivo sensors in collaboration with IMEM-CNR



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