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A major challenge in plant biology is to understand organ growth in terms of underlying molecular processes. All known hormones, nutrition and many environmental factors influence organ growth. Despite major advances in our understanding of the underlying signaling networks, little is known on how these networks are connected to observed changes in organ growth. Advances in this area require efficient kinematic analysis methods that bridge the gap between molecular and organ scale by providing information at the cellular and supra-cellular scale. In recent years many tools have been developed to measure the kinematics of growing organs.
(Bastien et al., 2016) KymoRod: a method for automated kinematic analysis of rod-shaped plant organs. Plant J.