Controlled Environment Climate Chambers
Within UPSC, we have a number of climate chambers available for controlled environment studies. These include 7 “walk-in” climate chambers on floor 2 and 8 “walk-in” climate chambers on floor 3, within the new high security growth facility. There are 4 smaller controlled environment cabinets located on floor 2, and 5 Percival cabinets on floor 3 (2 for in vitro culture and 3 Arabidopsis chambers for whole plant growth). The cold room on floor 2 is also available for growing and/or winter-hardening large (and small) plants.
These different controlled environment chambers and cabinets are available to all members within UPSC and can be set to a wide range of temperature and irradiance conditions to suit individual experimental requirements.
One 50% position has been set aside to provide basic services in this facility: such as record keeping, watering, fertilization and insect control. A steering committee oversees the operation of this facility and helps to ensure all UPSC groups get fair access
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