DeepProjection: Rapid and structure-specific projections of tissue sheets embedded in 3D microscopy stacks using deep learning

Journal Article (Academic article)

AbstractThe efficient extraction of local high-resolution content from massive amounts of imaging data remains a serious and unsolved problem in studies of complex biological tissues. Here we present DeepProjection, a trainable projection algorithm based on deep learning. This algorithm rapidly and robustly extracts image content contained in curved manifolds from time-lapse recorded 3D image stacks by binary masking of background content, stack by stack. The masks calculated for a given movie, when predicted, e.g., on fluorescent cell boundaries on one channel, can subsequently be applied to project other fluorescent channels from the same manifold. We apply DeepProjection to follow the dynamic movements of 2D-tissue sheets in embryonic development. We show that we can selectively project the amnioserosa cell sheet during dorsal closure in Drosophila melanogaster embryos and the periderm layer in the elongating zebrafish embryo while masking highly fluorescent out-of-plane artifacts.

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Cited Authors

  • Haertter, D; Wang, X; Fogerson, SM; Ramkumar, N; Crawford, JM; Poss, KD; Di Talia, S; Kiehart, DP; Schmidt, CF

Published Date

  • November 17, 2021

Published In

  • Biorxiv

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1101/2021.11.17.468809