Bastien, R. , Legland, D. , Martin, M. , Fregosi, L. , Peaucelle, A. , Douady, S. , Moulia, B. and Höfte, H


Measured variables growth, curvature
Operating system linux
Licence open-source
Automation level semi-automated
Plant requirements any
Export formats matlab
Other information images of hypoctyl, coleoptile, shoots

Scientific article(s)

KymoRod: a method for automated kinematic analysis of rod-shaped plant organs
Renaud Bastien, David Legland, Marjolaine Martin, Lucien Fregosi, Alexis Peaucelle, Stéphane Douady, Bruno Moulia, Herman Höfte
The Plant Journal, 2016 View paper


Kymorod is a simple method for the analysis of the evolution of growth patterns within rod-shaped organs that does not require adding markers at the organ surface. The method allows for the simultaneous analysis of root and hypocotyl growth, provides spatio-temporal information on curvature, growth anisotropy and relative elemental growth rate and can cope with complex organ movements.

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