Development of novel applications of x-ray computed tomography in plant science

Orchid and bee © Y. Städler

Orchid and bee © Y. Städler

High resolution x-ray computed tomography remains strongly underused in plant sciences despite of its high potential in delivering detailed 3D phenotypical information. Our lab has recently developed efficient protocols to study plant material via tomography and we have applied these protocols in a series of innovative, collaborative studies in the fields of pollination biology, ant-plant interactions, comparative floral morphology, and floral development.