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Unique identifier OMICS_10506
Name RootNav
Software type Package/Module
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Windows
Programming languages C#
Computer skills Medium
Version 2.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Michael Pound

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Phenotyping field state wheat root system architecture for root foraging traits in response to environment×management interactions

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5805786
PMID: 29422488
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20361-w

[…] s.Recent advancement of RSA-related phenome research has promoted the provision of a number of modern tools, many of which were resorted to computer science or image processing, e.g. DART, SmartRoot, RootNav, RootTrace, RhizoScan, RootSystemAnalyser. As these platforms are largely varied from one to another, cross-platform protocols are needed, paving a way for inter-platform exchanges of informat […]


Functional characterization of the PHT1 family transporters of foxtail millet with development of a novel Agrobacterium mediated transformation procedure

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5656669
PMID: 29070807
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-14447-0

[…] w Pi (10 µM) in hydroponics. In later root density analysis, the roots were scanned using the scanner (HP Scanjet 200). The lateral root density were counted using the scanned images with the help of RootNav software. The root hair density measurements were performed according to with some modifications. About 5 cm from the primary root cap was chosen for root hair analysis. The images were captur […]


Accelerating root system phenotyping of seedlings through a computer assisted processing pipeline

Plant Methods
PMCID: 5508676
PMID: 28717384
DOI: 10.1186/s13007-017-0207-1

[…] ethod [], (2) the SmartRoot automated individual root tracing algorithm based on a tubular tracking approach [], (3) the Simple Neurite Tracer, which is based on a path searching algorithm [] and (4) RootNav []. Maximum Entropy was the fastest, but the least accurate, method. It suffered from both false detection of roots and inability to detect true roots. The SmartRoot, Simple Neurite Tracer and […]


Digital imaging of root traits (DIRT): a high throughput computing and collaboration platform for field based root phenomics

Plant Methods
PMCID: 4630929
PMID: 26535051
DOI: 10.1186/s13007-015-0093-3

[…] n be annotated manually or by uploading a pre-formatted CSV file with specific metadata (e.g. genotype, dry biomass) and may contain RSML files of manual measurements to annotate the image, e.g. from RootNav [] (Additional file : Section S6.3.7).DIRT is hosted publically on the iPlant cyber-infrastructure [, ] leveraging its cloud data storage and the Advanced Agave API to communicate with the Tex […]


Root Traits and Phenotyping Strategies for Plant Improvement

PMCID: 4844329
PMID: 27135332
DOI: 10.3390/plants4020334

[…] wn in the field.Several software packages have been developed for imaging roots and extracting quantitative data from captured root images. A few examples of these software tools include RootScan [], RootNav [], DART [], GiARoots [], IJ Rhizo [], RootSystemAnalyzer [], RootReader [], RootReader3D [] and RooTrak []. The growing number of image analysis tools dedicated to roots led to the recent dev […]


Optimizing experimental procedures for quantitative evaluation of crop plant performance in high throughput phenotyping systems

Front Plant Sci
PMCID: 4299434
PMID: 25653655
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00770

[…] l., ), PhenoPhyte (Green et al., ), Rosette Tracker (De Vylder et al., ), HTPheno (Hartmann et al., ), HYPOTrace (Wang et al., ), LAMINA (Bylesjo et al., ), or dedicated to plant organs such as roots RootNav (Pound et al., ) or leaves LeafAnalyser (Weight et al., ) and seeds SmartGrain (Tanabata et al., ). These software applications use a variety of algorithms to extract a wide range of plant arc […]


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RootNav institution(s)
Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, UK; School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK

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