Hi! I need some help. I am searching for image analysis software to
analyse pictures of plant roots.
Image files would come either from a flatbed scanner or from photographs
transferred to Photo-CD. The software should run on a PC (486/Pentium)
under at least one of Windows, Windows NT, O/S 2, or Linux. A cheap
(<1000 u$s) or free solution would be preferred. I need to measure:
(1) total length, and length in different diameter classes.
(2) total number of tips.
(3) total number of branches, and number of branches in roots of
different diameter classes.
it could be useful to also get:
(4) total surface area.
(5) lenght of roots with dark or light colour.
I have seen brochures for two specialised programs (WinRHIZO,
DeltaT-SCAN) and a general purpose program (Mocha).
Any experience with these programs? Any alternatives? (I have some
Thanks in advance for your help. :-)
P.s.: Oops! I will be away for a couple of weeks, so if you answer to the
newsgroup please e-mail me a copy.
Pedro J. Aphalo
FINNISH FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
FIN-77600 Suonenjoki, FINLAND
Internet: pedro.aphalo at metla.fi
fax: +358 79 513 068, tel: +358 79 513 811 ,,,^..^,,,