Portable scanner designed for plants

2019-03-02 07:01:05

WE’RE used to spectacular MRI scans of the human body, so why not scan plants? The trouble is that living plants are not just rooted, but also often too big or awkwardly shaped to fit into a conventional scanner. Now Henk van As and his team at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have developed a portable MRI for studying living plants,