Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


MowJoe is an image processing algorithm that dissects a dissected leaf into leaflets, petiolule, rachis and petioles. It employs image skeletonization to convert leaves into graphs, and thereafter applies algorithms operating on graph structures. This partitioning of a leaf allows the derivation of morphological features such as leaf size, or eccentricity of leaflets. Furthermore, MowJoe automatically places landmarks onto the terminal leaflet that can be used for further leaf shape analysis. It generates specific output files that can directly be imported into downstream shape analysis tools.

Source: Plant Methods article

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