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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Rewriting the Computer Code to Improve the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Ease of Use of the Rootreader3d Software Platform

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 1907-21000-036-20
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 15, 2014
End Date: Jun 14, 2015

Objective:
Computer programmer will rewrite the code for RootReader3D to improve its effectiveness, efficiency, and usability.

Approach:
RootReader3D software program will be rewritten to: a) Reorganize the program by modules for the different processes the software carries out, in order to improve ease of use and make it easier to implement future upgrades. b) Blend and merge the best features of RootReader3D with those of another root system imaging and computation software package, GiaRoots (http://giaroots.biology.gatech.edu/). c) Improve the automation and throughput of RootReader3D. d) Improve the sensitivity of RootReader3D to handle thresholding and skeletonizing of fine roots.

Last Modified: 7/23/2014
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