Journal article

Arabidopsis Growth Simulation Using Image Processing Technology

J Zhang, Q Ke, Y Tian

Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Published : 2014

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a method to represent the virtualArabidopsisplant at each growth stage. It includes simulating the shape and providing growth parameters. The shape is described with elliptic Fourier descriptors. First, the plant is segmented from the background with the chromatic coordinates. With the segmentation result, the outer boundary series are obtained by using boundary tracking algorithm. The elliptic Fourier analysis is then carried out to extract the coefficients of the contour. The coefficients require less storage than the original contour points and can be used to simulate the shape of the plant. The growth parameters include total area and the number of leaves of th..

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