Dear Colleagues,

Plant phenotyping systems generally imply a large amount of data to be acquired, processed and managed to provide adequate information to breeders and biotechnologists in order to obtain crops suitable for facing the expected environmental and social challenges. The number of plants allowed on the automated platforms, the multiplicity of the platforms’ sensors, and the number of treatments all contribute to the number of parameters used for the phenomic characterization of the studied genotypes. In particular, the resolution in data acquisition, both spatial and temporal, plays a crucial role in the accuracy and quality of the provided traits. Non-invasive imaging techniques in three dimensions are increasingly used and are continuously

developing to reach high spatial resolution of morphological traits at any plant organization level, from cells to canopy, by enhancing sensors, technologies, and acquisition configurations. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the most recent applications of high-resolution phenotyping performed with the lab technologies of X-ray microCT (XRM), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET), which provide 3D high-resolution images of the internal structure, water content, and functional properties of the plant organs and tissues (roots, seeds, stems, etc.), thus allowing new insights into plant phenotyping based on novel traits not obtainable with the standard high-throughput phenotyping platforms.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023

Guest Editor: Giacomo Mele

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