Root gravitropism: quantification, challenges, and solutions

Muller, Lukas and Bennett, Malcolm J. and French, Andy and Wells, Darren M. and Swarup, Ranjan (2018) Root gravitropism: quantification, challenges, and solutions. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1761 . pp. 103-112. ISSN 1940-6029

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Abstract

Better understanding of root traits such as root angle and root gravitropism will be crucial for development of crops with improved resource use efficiency. This paper describes a high-throughput, automated image analysis method to trace Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) seedling roots grown on agar plates. The method combines a ‘particle-filtering algorithm with a graph-based method’ to trace the centre line of a root and can be adopted for the analysis of several root parameters such as length, curvature, and stimulus from original root traces.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Root gravitropism, RooTrace, Image analysis, Arabidopsis
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Biosciences > Division of Plant and Crop Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7747-5_8
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 04:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52947

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