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Root Gravitropism

The Durham Brooks lab at Doane currently studies root gravitropism in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, with the aim of understanding the function of glutamate receptors.  Part of the experimental data collection in this lab involves processing many images of root growth over time to describe the kinematics of root tip movement and angle.  This processing must be done by computer due to the large number of images that must be studied and the extensive processing of data that occurs to use quantitative trait loci analysis techniques.  We are investigating the image processing techniques used for extracting the kinematic data.  We are particularly interested in using open source software for this processing.

Collaborators
Faculty  
  Tessa Durham Brooks, Assistant Professor of Biology
  Chris Wentworth, Professor of Physics
   
 Students  
  Frank Mignon, physics
 Former Students  
  Amy Craig, physics
  Brad Higgins, physics

Last updated: 11/15/2012