Slone, J. Henry .
Image Analysis Software: A Useful Tool for Learning and Analyzing Cellular and Anatomical Structures.
Measuring the length, perimeter, area, numbers, density, and angles of cells, cell components, tissues and organs can reveal a great deal about form and function. In the recent past, quantitative analysis of biological images was time consuming and labor intensive--certainly not practical to do in undergraduate laboratory courses. With the advent of image analysis software, computer-aided image analysis of biological structure is becoming a much more practical and potentially useful tool that undergraduate students can use to learn about cells and tissues. The focus of this presentation will be on the use of free image analysis software (NIH/Scion Image) for analyzing digital images of plant cells and tissues in undergraduate courses. The approach is primarily investigative. Part of the discussion will include practical aspects (availability, cost, easy of use, learning curve for the instructor, tutorials, etc.) of video microscopy, digital cameras and adaptors, and image capture and analysis hardware and software for the undergraduate teaching lab.
1 - Francis Marion University, Department of Biology, Florence, South Carolina, 29501, USA
Presentation Type: Education
Location: Wasatch B (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Saturday, July 31st, 2004
Time: 2:45 PM