J. Cai, S.J. Miklavcic, P. Kumar


Measured variables length, diameter, count, topology
Operating system windows
Licence freeware, open-source
Automation level automated
Plant requirements any
Export formats csv
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Scientific article(s)

RootGraph: a graphic optimization tool for automated image analysis of plant roots
Jinhai Cai, Zhanghui Zeng, Jason N. Connor, Chun Yuan Huang, Vanessa Melino, Pankaj Kumar, Stanley J. Miklavcic
Journal of Experimental Botany, 2015 View paper

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The software tool represents a numerical scheme for accurate, detailed and high-throughput analysis of scanned images of plant roots. The tool, called RootGraph, is a fully automated and robust approach for the detailed characterization of root traits, based on a graph optimization process. The scheme, firstly, distinguishes primary roots from lateral roots and, secondly, quantifies a broad spectrum of root traits for each identified primary and lateral root. The program associates lateral roots and their properties with the specific primary root from which the laterals emerge. The program’s performance has compared favourably against results based on manual measurements

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