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Rovercam is here! by Lorna McAusland

In July 2020, the Murchie Group at The University of Nottingham took delivery of an exciting new piece of equipment; Rovercam! Measuring over 2 m tall and 1.6 m wide, Rovercam is designed to be wheeled over plots, imaging in a top-down position. Designed for large-scale imaging of field plots, Rovercam is an impressive addition …

Mini-Traction Machine (MTM-2): Tribometer / Soft Contact Tribometer

We spoke to Dr Gleb Yakubov about the mini-traction machine (MTM-2): tribometer used in Food Science for experiments and research. Tell us about your research? What kind of things are you exploring? In my group, we are interested in linking molecular and structural features of polysaccharides (polymeric sugars) with their functionality in foods, plants, and …

Measuring carbon and water cycles in crop resource-use efficiency research

This post is written by Erik Murchie, Lorna McAusland, and Georgina Barratt Plants are active day and night, performing myriad processes in metabolism, conducting environmental sensing and responding to stimuli. The processes that draw carbon and water from the environment and into the plant and  that shift oxygen and water out of the plant (photosynthesis, …