A virtual file Seed File for Genebank Management
What is Virtual Seed File?
The seed file contains various types of seeds and classifies them by their features. It can be used for seed phenotyping.
For example, rice has many varieties and all of them can be distinguish by one of their features. Genebank Management allows the user to analyze samples with unknown rice types and the robust technology can classify them in a rapid and accurate way.
Genebank Management and its importance
It allows the technician to understand what types of seeds he has. This can be further used for improving their crop or the development of new varieties.
Spectral imaging with machine learning aids the user with accurate classifications. Videometer technology is ever-evolving with room for customization depending on the needs of the organization.
Management of genebank seed accessions – Virtual Seed File
Cambridge University Press has published a research paper regarding multispectral imaging and its application in seed phenotyping. They analyzed 20 diverse variations of rice seeds (with approximately 30 seeds of each kind). To read more about their scientific method as well as the research conducted, click here.
Hansen, M. A. E., Hay, F. R., & Carstensen, J. M. (2015). A virtual seed file: the use of multispectral image analysis in the management of genebank seed accessions. Plant Genetic Resources, 14(3), 238–241.