Olga Symonova, Christopher N. Topp, Herbert Edelsbrunner


Measured variables length, topology, growth, count, gravitropism
Operating system windows
Licence open-source, freeware
Automation level automated
Plant requirements any
Export formats unknown
Other information

Scientific article(s)

DynamicRoots: A Software Platform for the Reconstruction and Analysis of Growing Plant Roots
Olga Symonova, Christopher N. Topp, Herbert Edelsbrunner
PLOS ONE, 2015 View paper


DynamicRoots is a software platform for reconstructing and analyzing the growth of a plant root system from a time-series of 3D voxelized shapes. It aligns the shapes with each other, constructs a geometric graph representation together with the function that records the time of growth, and organizes the branches into a hierarchy that reflects the order of creation. The software includes the automatic computation of structural and dynamic traits for each root in the system enabling the quantification of growth on fine-scale.

Source: PLoS One

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