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Unique identifier OMICS_26062
Name GrainScan
Software type Application/Script
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Version 1.0.4
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Alex Whan
  • person_outline GrainScan Team

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GrainScan citations


Description of olive morphological parameters by using open access software

Plant Methods
PMCID: 5725956
PMID: 29238398
DOI: 10.1186/s13007-017-0261-8

[…] ere are some limitations in either complicated usage or to assess complex morphological traits, like tip shape or symmetry. Likewise, seed or fruit shape can be analysed with the software SHAPE [] or GrainScan [], but there are some restrictions in detecting important morphological traits, like for a example the presence of a fruit nipple or the seed roughness.In addition to these software applica […]


Genetic evidence for differential selection of grain and embryo weight during wheat evolution under domestication

J Exp Bot
PMCID: 4566971
PMID: 26019253
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv249

[…] on a microbalance (M2P, Sartorius, Göttingen, Germany) to obtain embryo-weight (EmW) data. Grains were scanned using a flatbed scanner and grain length (GL) and width (Gwid) were determined using the GrainScan software (). The lengths and widths of the embryos of the parental lines were documented using a binocular microscope (SZX16, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) equipped with a DP73 digital camera and a […]


Engineering high α‐amylase levels in wheat grain lowers Falling Number but improves baking properties

Plant Biotechnol J
PMCID: 4736685
PMID: 26010869
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12390

[…] E lines (Figure ). Interestingly, the loaves baked from the A3OE flour had a darker more golden crust colour (Figure ), than those form the control flours. This visual observation was confirmed using GrainScan and colour information based on the CIELAB colour space parameters. There was a highly significant modification in the A3OE lines for all colour channels. Both a* (red), b* (yellow) were pos […]


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GrainScan institution(s)
CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, ACT, Australia
GrainScan funding source(s)
Supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation of Australia.

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