Arabidopsis is an ideal plant for many types of plant research. In the Biotron we have three levels of controlled growth space for Arabidopsis.
In the Biotron greenhouses, evaporatively cooled rooms, with or without supplemental light, are ideal for growing large numbers of Arabidopsis in the winter months. For large screenings or for large-scale seed bulking this is the most economical option. If you would like to have the economy of this option without renting a whole room we can rent space by the flat. If you would like to have us bulk up seed, contact us for a quote.
Air-conditioned greenhouses with up to 400 µmol m-2s-1 supplemental light are available if you want closer control of the temperature. Inside the Biotron two rooms have been specially modified to grow Arabidopsis or to serve as plant culture rooms. Light levels are 125 µmol m-2s-1 and humidity is controllable from 10 to 90%. Daylength can also be controlled. These rooms have the highest level of control and are most like conditions normally used to grow Arabidopsis. The picture on the right shows the arrangement of the Arabidopsis rooms.