University of Wisconsin–Madison

Plant Research

The Biotron is ideal for testing of potatoes, giant corn, cucumbers, and many other plants under conditions of heat stress, cold stress, high light intensity, high humidity, and high CO2 exposure. Sample processing areas, wet lab space, autoclaves and drying ovens are available for plant preparation and analysis.

Controlled variables include:

Temperature -10ºC to 45ºC (-4ºF to 113ºF)(-20C for 16 hours)
Humidity (RH) 10% to 90%
Light intensity 0 to 1,000 µmol m-2s-1
Light quality incandescent, fluorescent, HID, LED, UV
Biological isolation isolated air-handling, HEPA filtration
Sound isolation insulated with sound-dampening springs
Vibration isolation insulated with sound-dampening springs
Electrical power on/off programmable per minute
Watering automatic per schedule

For support of Plant research, Greenhouse testing, or Plant phenotyping please contact:

Bjorn Karlsson Plant Research & Greenhouse (608) 265-5012 bhkarlss@wisc.edu