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Image analysis in plant sciences: Publish then Perish
Lobet G.
2017, Trends in Plant Science
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An online database for plant image analysis software tools
Lobet G., Draye X., Périlleux C.
2013, Plant Methods, vol. 9 (38)
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Guillaume Lobet

Guillaume did his PhD in Xavier Draye's lab, on water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Already at that time his research combined plant physiology, image analysis, phenotyping and modelling. After the completion of his doctorate, he moved to Liege, to work with Claire Périlleux on carbon relations in the root system at the floral transition. Again, during that project, he combined experimental and modelling work. Guillaume was appointed as Assistant Professor in a joint position between the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Université catholique de Louvain in 2016 to decrypt complex processes using whole plant models.

Xiaoran Zhou

Xiaoran’s previous experiences are based on studying his major, Viticulture and Enology, with modeling and web applications. He obtained his B.E. in Northwest A&F University and M.Sc. in Erasmus Vinifera Programme. His interest is to develop a mechanistic model that traces carbon and water movement in maize by explicit coupling of xylem and phloem fluxes.

About the website

The aim of this website is to help researchers having to analyze plant images to find the right tool for their research.

This website was coded and designed using the text-based CMS Kirby. Comments and feedback are powered by Disqus.


The aim of this website is only to help researchers having to analyze plant images, not to promote a specific software. It has absolutely no commercial purpose (actually, by hosting it, we loose money).

We try to do our best to keep the software list up to date, but we might miss some useful software and some information might not be correct or accurate enough. Most of the informations and pictures you can find here are coming either from the software websites, user manuals or scientific articles. If you notice any mistake, please let me know so we can correct it.

Of course, we try not to break any copyrights by maintaining this website, but if we did, just contact us, we will swiftly correct the mistake. Unlike specified otherwise, all rights belong to the authors of the different softwares.

Conflict of interest

We admit having one conflict of interest curating this website since our own root image analysis software, SmartRoot and GLORIA, is listed here. We tried our best not to put it forward and it received the same amount of space as the other ones, but if you think it is not the case, please do not hesitate to tell us so we can correct the mistake.

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