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Potential of geoelectrical methods to monitor root zone processes and structure: A review (2020)
Journal Article
Cimpoiasu, M. O., Kuras, O., Pridmore, T., & Mooney, S. J. (2020). Potential of geoelectrical methods to monitor root zone processes and structure: A review. Geoderma, 365, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114232

© 2020 Understanding the processes that control mass and energy exchanges between soil, plants and the atmosphere plays a critical role for understanding the root zone system, but it is also beneficial for practical applications such as sustainable a... Read More about Potential of geoelectrical methods to monitor root zone processes and structure: A review.

Towards infield, live plant phenotyping using a reduced-parameter CNN (2019)
Journal Article
Atanbori, J., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. P. (2020). Towards infield, live plant phenotyping using a reduced-parameter CNN. Machine Vision and Applications, 31, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00138-019-01051-7

There is an increase in consumption of agricultural produce as a result of the rapidly growing human population, particularly in developing nations. This has triggered high-quality plant phenotyping re- search to help with the breeding of high yieldi... Read More about Towards infield, live plant phenotyping using a reduced-parameter CNN.

CNN-Based Cassava Storage Root Counting Using Real and Synthetic Images (2019)
Journal Article
Atanbori, J., Montoya, M., Selvaraj, M., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. P. (2019). CNN-Based Cassava Storage Root Counting Using Real and Synthetic Images. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01516

Cassava roots are complex structures comprising several distinct types of root. The number and size of the storage roots are two potential phenotypic traits reflecting crop yield and quality. Counting and measuring the size of cassava storage roots a... Read More about CNN-Based Cassava Storage Root Counting Using Real and Synthetic Images.

A low-cost aeroponic phenotyping system for storage root development: Unravelling the below-ground secrets of cassava (Manihot esculenta) (2019)
Journal Article
Selvaraj, M. G., Montoya-P, M. E., Atanbori, J., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. (2019). A low-cost aeroponic phenotyping system for storage root development: Unravelling the below-ground secrets of cassava (Manihot esculenta). Plant Methods, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-019-0517-6

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Root and tuber crops are becoming more important for their high source of carbohydrates, next to cereals. Despite their commercial impact, there are significant knowledge gaps about the environmental and inherent reg... Read More about A low-cost aeroponic phenotyping system for storage root development: Unravelling the below-ground secrets of cassava (Manihot esculenta).

RootNav 2.0: Deep learning for automatic navigation of complex plant root architectures (2019)
Journal Article
Yasrab, R., Atkinson, J. A., Wells, D. M., French, A. P., Pridmore, T. P., & Pound, M. P. (2019). RootNav 2.0: Deep learning for automatic navigation of complex plant root architectures. GigaScience, 8(11), https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz123

© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press. BACKGROUND: In recent years quantitative analysis of root growth has become increasingly important as a way to explore the influence of abiotic stress such as high temperature and drought on... Read More about RootNav 2.0: Deep learning for automatic navigation of complex plant root architectures.

RootNav 2.0: Deep Learning for Automatic Navigation of Complex Plant Root Architectures (2019)
Journal Article
Yasrab, R., Atkinson, J. A., Wells, D. M., French, A. P., Pridmore, T. P., & Pound, M. P. (2019). RootNav 2.0: Deep Learning for Automatic Navigation of Complex Plant Root Architectures. GigaScience, 8(11), https://doi.org/10.1101/709147

We present a new image analysis approach that provides fully-automatic extraction of complex root system architectures from a range of plant species in varied imaging setups. Driven by modern deep-learning approaches, RootNav 2.0 replaces previously... Read More about RootNav 2.0: Deep Learning for Automatic Navigation of Complex Plant Root Architectures.

Recovering Wind-induced Plant motion in Dense Field Environments via Deep Learning and Multiple Object Tracking (2019)
Journal Article
Gibbs, J. A., Burgess, A. J., Pound, M. P., Pridmore, T. P., & Murchie, E. H. (2019). Recovering Wind-induced Plant motion in Dense Field Environments via Deep Learning and Multiple Object Tracking. Plant Physiology, 181, 28-42. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.00141

Understanding the relationships between local environmental conditions and plant structure and function is critical for both fundamental science and for improving the performance of crops in field settings. Wind-induced plant motion is important in m... Read More about Recovering Wind-induced Plant motion in Dense Field Environments via Deep Learning and Multiple Object Tracking.

A convolutional neural network for fast upsampling of undersampled tomograms in X-ray CT time-series using a representative highly sampled tomogram (2019)
Journal Article
Bellos, D., Basham, M., Pridmore, T., & French, A. P. (2019). A convolutional neural network for fast upsampling of undersampled tomograms in X-ray CT time-series using a representative highly sampled tomogram. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 26(3), 839-853. doi:10.1107/s1600577519003448

We designed a convolutional neural network to quickly and accurately upscale the sinograms of x-ray tomograms captured with a low number of projections; effectively increasing the number of projections. This is particularly useful for tomograms that... Read More about A convolutional neural network for fast upsampling of undersampled tomograms in X-ray CT time-series using a representative highly sampled tomogram.

Active Vision and Surface Reconstruction for 3D Plant Shoot Modelling (2019)
Journal Article
Gibbs, J., French, A., Murchie, E., Wells, D., Pound, M., & Pridmore, T. (2019). Active Vision and Surface Reconstruction for 3D Plant Shoot Modelling. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCBB.2019.2896908

Plant phenotyping is the quantitative description of a plant’s physiological, biochemical and anatomical status which can be used in trait selection and helps to provide mechanisms to link underlying genetics with yield. Here, an active vision- based... Read More about Active Vision and Surface Reconstruction for 3D Plant Shoot Modelling.

Deep Hourglass for Brain Tumor Segmentation (2019)
Book Chapter
Benson, E., Pound, M. P., French, A. P., Jackson, A. S., & Pridmore, T. P. (2019). Deep Hourglass for Brain Tumor Segmentation. In BrainLes 2018: Brainlesion: Glioma, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries, 419-428. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-11726-9_37

The segmentation of a brain tumour in an MRI scan is a challenging task, in this paper we present our results for this problem via the BraTS 2018 challenge, consisting of 210 high grade glioma (HGG) and 75 low grade glioma (LGG) volumes for training.... Read More about Deep Hourglass for Brain Tumor Segmentation.

Plant phenotyping: an active vision cell for three-dimensional plant shoot reconstruction (2018)
Journal Article
PRIDMORE, T., Gibbs, J., Pound, M., French, A., Wells, D., & Murchie, E. (2018). Plant phenotyping: an active vision cell for three-dimensional plant shoot reconstruction. Plant Physiology, 178(2), 524-534. doi:10.1104/pp.18.00664

Three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated models of plants are urgently needed to support both phenotyping and simulation-based studies such as photosynthesis modelling. However, the construction of accurate 3D plant models is challenging as plants a... Read More about Plant phenotyping: an active vision cell for three-dimensional plant shoot reconstruction.

Towards low-cost image-based plant phenotyping using reduced-parameter CNN (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Atanbori, J., Chen, F., French, A. P., & Pridmore, T. (2018). Towards low-cost image-based plant phenotyping using reduced-parameter CNN

Segmentation is the core of most plant phenotyping applications. Current state-of-the-art plant phenotyping applications rely on deep Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). However, these networks have many layers and parameters, increasing training a... Read More about Towards low-cost image-based plant phenotyping using reduced-parameter CNN.

Rice auxin influx carrier OsAUX1 facilitates root hair elongation in response to low external phosphate (2018)
Journal Article
Giri, J., Bhosale, R., Huang, G., Pandey, B. K., Parker, H., Zappala, S., …Bennett, M. J. (2018). Rice auxin influx carrier OsAUX1 facilitates root hair elongation in response to low external phosphate. Nature Communications, 9(1408), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03850-4

Root traits such as root angle and hair length influence resource acquisition particularly for immobile nutrients like phosphorus (P). Here, we attempted to modify root angle in rice by disrupting the OsAUX1 auxin influx transporter gene in an effort... Read More about Rice auxin influx carrier OsAUX1 facilitates root hair elongation in response to low external phosphate.

Deep learning for multi-task plant phenotyping (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Pound, M. P., Atkinson, J. A., Wells, D. M., Pridmore, T. P., & French, A. P. (2017). Deep learning for multi-task plant phenotyping

Plant phenotyping has continued to pose a challenge to computer vision for many years. There is a particular demand to accurately quantify images of crops, and the natural variability and structure of these plants presents unique difficulties. Recent... Read More about Deep learning for multi-task plant phenotyping.

Deep machine learning provides state-of-the-art performance in image-based plant phenotyping (2017)
Journal Article
Pound, M. P., Atkinson, J. A., Townsend, A. J., Wilson, M. H., Griffiths, M., Jackson, A. S., …French, A. P. (2017). Deep machine learning provides state-of-the-art performance in image-based plant phenotyping. GigaScience, 6(10), doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix083

In plant phenotyping, it has become important to be able to measure many features on large image sets in order to aid genetic discovery. The size of the datasets, now often captured robotically, often precludes manual inspection, hence the motivation... Read More about Deep machine learning provides state-of-the-art performance in image-based plant phenotyping.

Plant phenomics, from sensors to knowledge (2017)
Journal Article
Tardieu, F., Cabrera-Bosquet, L., Pridmore, T. P., & Bennett, M. J. (in press). Plant phenomics, from sensors to knowledge. Current Biology, 27(15), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.055

Major improvements in crop yield are needed to keep pace with population growth and climate change. While plant breeding efforts have greatly benefited from advances in genomics, profiling the crop phenome (i.e., the structure and function of plants)... Read More about Plant phenomics, from sensors to knowledge.

Quantification of root water uptake in soil using X-ray computed tomography and image-based modelling: Quantification of root water uptake in soil (2017)
Journal Article
Daly, K. R., Tracy, S. R., Crout, N. M., Mairhofer, S., Pridmore, T. P., Mooney, S. J., & Roose, T. (2018). Quantification of root water uptake in soil using X-ray computed tomography and image-based modelling: Quantification of root water uptake in soil. Plant, Cell and Environment, 41(1), 121-133. https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.12983

Spatially averaged models of root-soil interactions are often used to calculate plant water uptake. Using a combination of X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) and image based modelling we tested the accuracy of this spatial averaging by directly calculati... Read More about Quantification of root water uptake in soil using X-ray computed tomography and image-based modelling: Quantification of root water uptake in soil.

Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism (2017)
Journal Article
Dietrich, D., Pang, L., Kobayashi, A., Fozard, J. A., Boudolf, V., Bhosale, R., …Bennett, M. J. (2017). Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism. Nature Plants, 3(6), https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.57

Plants can acclimate by using tropisms to link the direction of growth to environmental conditions. Hydrotropism allows roots to forage for water, a process known to depend on abscisic acid (ABA) but whose molecular and cellular basis remains unclear... Read More about Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism.