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Plant Image Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications

  • Provides state-of-the-art information on diverse techniques in plant image analysis
  • Describes applications of image analysis in plant and crop improvement
  • Offers an introduction to biotechnology tools provided by plant image analysis
  • Covers techniques right across the scale in plant imaging—from individual leaves to plants to small canopies
  • Introduces the basic concepts of image analysis as a textbook

By: S Dutta Gupta(Author), Yasuomi Ibaraki(Author)

398 pages, 122 b/w illustrations, 49 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Sep 2014 | #216789 | ISBN-13: 9781466583016
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The application of imaging techniques in plant and agricultural sciences had previously been confined to images obtained through remote sensing techniques. Technological advancements now allow image analysis for the nondestructive and objective evaluation of biological objects. This has opened a new window in the field of plant science. Plant Image Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications introduces the basic concepts of image analysis and discusses various techniques in plant imaging, their applications, and future potential. Several types of imaging techniques are discussed including RGB, hyperspectral, thermal, PRI, chlorophyll fluorescence, ROS, and chromosome imaging. Plant Image Analysis also covers the use of these techniques in assessing plant growth, early detection of disease and stress, fruit crop yield, plant chromosome analysis, plant phenotyping, and nutrient status both in vivo and in vitro. Plant Image Analysis is an authoritative guide for researchers and those teaching in the fields of stress physiology, precision agriculture, agricultural biotechnology, and cell and developmental biology. Graduate students and professionals using machine vision in plant science will also benefit from this comprehensive resource.


- An Introduction to Images and Image Analysis; Michael P. Pound and Andrew P. French
- Image Analysis for Plants: Basic Procedures and Techniques; Y. Ibaraki and S. Dutta Gupta
- Applications of RGB Color Imaging in Plants; S. Dutta Gupta, Yasuomi Ibaraki, and P. Trivedi
- RGB Imaging for the Determination of the Nitrogen Content in Plants; Gloria Flor Mata-Donjuan, Adán Mercado-Luna, and Enrique Rico-García
- Sterile Dynamic Measurement of the In Vitro Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Plantlets; Yanyou Wuand Kaiyan Zhang
- Noninvasive Measurement of In Vitro Growth of Plantlets by Image Analysis; Yanyou Wu and Kaiyan Zhang
- Digital Imaging of Seed Germination; Didier Demilly, Sylvie Ducournau, Marie-Hélène Wagner, and Carolyne Dürr
- Thermal Imaging for Evaluation of Seedling Growth; Etienne Belin, David Rousseau, Landry Benoit, Didier Demilly, Sylvie Ducournau, François Chapeau-Blondeau, and Carolyne Dürr
- Anatomofunctional Bimodality Imaging for Plant Phenotyping: An Insight Through Depth, Imaging Coupled to Thermal Imaging; Yann Chéné, Étienne Belin, François Chapeau-Blondeau, Valérie Caffier, Tristan Boureau, and David Rousseau
- Chlorophyll Fluorescence Imaging for Plant Health Monitoring; Kotaro Takayama
- PRI Imaging and Image-Based Estimation of Light Intensity Distribution on Plant Canopy Surfaces; Y. Ibaraki and S. Dutta Gupta
- ROS and NOS Imaging Using Microscopical Techniques; Nieves Fernandez-Garcia and Enrique Olmos
- Fluorescent ROS Probes in Imaging Leaves; Éva Hideg and Ferhan Ayaydin
- Analysis of Root Growth Using Image Analysis; Andrew P. French and Michael P. Pound
- Advances in Imaging Methods on Plant Chromosomes; Toshiyuki Wako, Seiji Kato, Nobuko Ohmido, and Kiichi Fukui
- Machine Vision in Estimation of Fruit Crop Yield; A. Payne and K. Walsh

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S. Dutta Gupta is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Dr. Gupta has been engaged in teaching and research on plant tissue culture and biotechnology for more than 25 years. He is a pioneer in the application of imaging techniques in plant tissue culture system for noninvasive estimation of photosynthetic parameters. Dr. Dutta Gupta has received fellowships from various agencies and governments such as the USDA, Lockheed Martin, MHRD, INSA, CSIR, DST, Czech Academy of Sciences, and JSPS. He has published more than 100 scientific articles.

Yasuomi Ibaraki is a professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at Yamaguchi University, Japan. Dr. Ibaraki has been involved in studies on image-analysis-based evaluation of plants in micropropagation and protected cultivation for more than 20 years. He has made significant contributions in the imaging of somatic embryos, suspension cultures, and plantlets. He also has made contributions to image-based estimation of leaf area index and light intensity distribution on canopy surfaces. Dr. Ibaraki holds a Japanese patent on a method for evaluating quality of plant cell suspension culture by image analysis.

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