The Use of Image Processing in Observing the Effect of Applied Stress on Onion Epidermal Cellular Structures

B. Piggott, A. Smith, M. H. Fisher, R. V. Aldridge

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This paper describes the use of image processing tools to study applied stress on biological cells. The cells investigated were taken from onion epidermal layers. These were chosen because they are all similar in size and shape i.e. almost long thin rectangles with well-defined intercellular walls. The paper describes samples preparation, the way in which data is captured and how it is processed to obtain local strain values on a cell by cell basis. The paper concludes with a discussion of the importance of the observations and how the data can be further improved.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event7th Australian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference - Perth, Australia
Duration: 18 Nov 200121 Nov 2001 (Conference Proceedings)


Conference7th Australian and New Zealand Intelligent Information Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleANZIIS 2001
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