Plant Image Analysis Plant Image Analysis

GrowScreen-Root

Forschungszentrum Jülich
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Scientific article

Temperature responses of roots: impact on growth, root system architecture and implications for phenotyping.
Kerstin A Nagel, Bernd Kastenholz, Siegfried Jahnke, Dagmar van Dusschoten, Til Aach, Matthias Mühlich, Daniel Truhn, Hanno Scharr, Stefan Terjung, Achim Walter, and Ulrich Schurr
2009, Functional Plant Biology, 36(11), p.947.

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Description

GROWSCREEN-Root is a image-based software, which allows the automatic analysis of root architecture. Images of whole root systems grown in agar-filled Petri dishes are acquired with a CCD-camera. The key element of the software is the extraction of a tree model for root system.

The following parameters can be determined automatically and shown in a false-color image:

  • length of primary root

  • total length of lateral roots

  • number of lateral roots

  • angle of branching, which represents the angle between a primary root and branched lateral roots.



Source: GrowthScreen-Root website

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Overview
Operating system
windows,

Licence
on-demand,

Measured variables
length, insertion-angle, n-branches,

Automation level
semi-automated,

Plant requirements
any,

Image requirements
any,

Export formats
unknown,

Other information
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