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GiA Roots

Weitz' Group @ Georgia Tech

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GiA Roots: software for the high throughput analysis of plant root system architecture.
T. Galkovskyi, Y. Mileyko, A. Bucksch, B. Moore, O. Symonova, CA. Price, CN. Topp, AS. Iyer-Pascuzzi, PR. Zurek, S. Fang, J. Harer, PN. Benfey, JS. Weitz,
2012 , BMC Plant Biol. , 12(0), 116
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GiA Roots stands for General Image Analysis of Roots. GiA Roots is a software tool to automate and facilitate the large-scale analysis of root networks. GiA Roots has been designed to help scientists and breeders quantify the structure of plant root system architecture, regardless of their prior training in mathematics and computer science.

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convex-hull, length, perimeter, surface, volume, n-branches, depth,

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mature, seedling, any,

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