Advanced imaging techniques for the study of plant growth and development.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A variety of imaging methodologies are being used to collect data for quantitative studies of plant growth and development from living plants. Multi-level data, from macroscopic to molecular, and from weeks to seconds, can be acquired. Furthermore, advances in parallelized and automated image acquisition enable the throughput to capture images from large populations of plants under specific growth conditions. Image-processing capabilities allow for 3D or 4D reconstruction of image data and automated quantification of biological features. These advances facilitate the integration of imaging data with genome-wide molecular data to enable systems-level modeling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sozzani, R; Busch, W; Spalding, EP; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 304 - 310

PubMed ID

  • 24434036

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4008707

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1360-1385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tplants.2013.12.003


  • eng