Development of a sequential digital imaging system for evaluating seed germination

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A sequential imaging system using a flatbed scanner interfaced to a personal computer (PC)was developed as a research tool to study seed germination. The utility of the system wasdemonstrated in various germination-related studies including: (i) imbibition of physicallydormant seeds; (ii) germination rate calculations; (iii) mutant assessment; and (iv) changesin seedling growth rates following dormancy release. Results from these studies revealedchanges that were not previously observed or were too tedious to measure using conventionalmethods. This simple sequential imagery system offers an alternative research tool tostudy time-sensitive processes related to seed germination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeeds
Subtitle of host publicationBiology, Development and Ecology
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Feb 27 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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