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Research Article

Semi-automated 3D Leaf Reconstruction and Analysis of Trichome Patterning from Light Microscopic Images

  • Henrik Failmezger equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Henrik Failmezger, Benjamin Jaegle

    Affiliations: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Benjamin Jaegle equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Henrik Failmezger, Benjamin Jaegle

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Andrea Schrader,

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Martin Hülskamp mail,

    martin.huelskamp@uni-koeln.de (MH); tresch@mpipz.mpg.de (AT)

    Affiliation: Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Achim Tresch mail

    martin.huelskamp@uni-koeln.de (MH); tresch@mpipz.mpg.de (AT)

    Affiliations: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Published: April 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003029

About the Authors

Henrik Failmezger, Achim Tresch
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
Henrik Failmezger, Achim Tresch
Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Benjamin Jaegle, Andrea Schrader, Martin Hülskamp
Botanical Institute III, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MH AT. Performed the experiments: BJ AS. Analyzed the data: HF AT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HF. Wrote the paper: HF BJ AS MH AT. Initiated the research: MH. Did the bioinformatics analysis: HF. Developed TrichEratops: HF. Designed the project and supervised the work: AS MH AT. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.