Balloon Plugin

Lionel Dupuy @ James Hutton Institute


Measured variables shape, surface
Operating system mac, linux, windows
Licence freeware
Automation level semi-automated
Plant requirements any
Export formats txt
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Scientific article(s)

Integrated genetic and computation methods for in planta cytometry
Fernán Federici, Lionel Dupuy, Laurent Laplaze, Marcus Heisler, Jim Haseloff
Nature Methods, 2012 View paper


Balloon Plugin is a Fiji plugin that allows the segmentation off cell wall boundaries from microscopy images and to extract cell architectures . It uses a physical “balloon inflation” algorithm for finding the cell boundaries from 8bits images. Features include: - Extraction of lists of individual cell shapes - The determination of the cells being in contact each other - All previous segmentation steps are automatic, but it is possible to make manual modifications at each step; - Settings are saved in properties files for different types of images to be segmented

Modified from: Fiji plugin website

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