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Micro Computed Tomography; 3D representation of organs and tissues at high resolution (µm)
No research service provided. If you are interested to use the machine in the frame of a scientific project, please send a short 1/2 page summary of the project including research question, sample number, and desired resolution to: Yannick M. Städler (email@example.com).
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
In the CT lab of Prof. Schönenberger, we establish methods to obtain quantitative morphological data from plant tissues. We developed methods that allow us to visualize flowers in 3D and quantify their morphology via geometric morphometrics. We also developed methods to use CT scan to count pollen grains.
Low, S.L., Wong, S.Y., Ooi, I.H., Hesse, M., Staedler, Y.M., Schönenberger, J., Boyce, P. (2015) A Floral diversity and pollination strategies of three rheophytic Schismatoglottideae (Araceae). Plant Biology (published online)
Sedeek, K., Scopece, G., Staedler, Y.M., Schönenberger, J., Cozzolino, S., Schiestl, F., Schlüter, P. (2014) Genic rather than genome-wide differences between sexually deceptive Ophrys orchids with different pollinators. Molecular Ecology 23, 6192-205.
Dellinger, A.S., Penneys, D.S., Staedler, Y.M., Fragner, L., Weckwerth, W., and Schönenberger, J. (2014). A specialized bird pollination system with a bellows mechanism for pollen transfer and staminal food body rewards. Current Biology 24, 1615-9.
Nikolov, L.A., Staedler, Y.M., Manickam, S., Schönenberger, J., Endress, P.K., Kramer, E.M., and Davis, C.C. (2014). Floral structure and development in Rafflesiaceae with emphasis on their exceptional gynoecia. American journal of botany 101, 225-243.
Bellaire*, A., Ischebeck*, T., Staedler*, Y., Weinhaeuser, I., Mair, A., Parameswaran, S., Ito, T., Schönenberger, J., and Weckwerth, W. (2014). Metabolism and development–integration of micro computed tomography data and metabolite profiling reveals metabolic reprogramming from floral initiation to silique development. New Phytologist 202, 322-35 (* shared first authorship)
Staedler, Y.M., Masson, D., and Schönenberger, J. (2013). Plant Tissues in 3D via X-Ray Tomography: Simple Contrasting Methods Allow High Resolution Imaging. Plos One 8, e75295.
Gamisch, A., Staedler, Y.M., Schönenberger, J., Fischer, G.A., and Comes, H.P. (2013). Histological and Micro-CT Evidence of Stigmatic Rostellum Receptivity Promoting Auto-Pollination in the Madagascan Orchid Bulbophyllum bicoloratum. Plos One 8, e72688.