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Colony size measurement of the yeast gene deletion strains for functional genomics

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Colony size measurement of the yeast gene deletion strains for functional genomics
Background: Numerous functional genomics approaches have been developed to study the model organism yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with the aim of systematically understanding the biology of the cell. Some of these techniques are based on yeast growth differences under different conditions, such as those generated by gene mutations, chemicals or both. Manual inspection of the yeast colonies that are grown under different conditions is often used as a method to detect such growth differences. Results: Here, we developed a computerized image analysis system called Growth Detector (GD), to automatically acquire quantitative and comparative information for yeast colony growth. GD offers great convenience and accuracy over the currently used manual growth measurement method. It distinguishes true yeast colonies in a digital image and provides an accurate coordinate oriented map of the colony areas. Some post-processing calculations are also conducted. Using GD, we successfully detected a...
Negar Memarian, Matthew Jessulat, Javad Alirezaie,
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where BMCBI
Authors Negar Memarian, Matthew Jessulat, Javad Alirezaie, Nadereh Mir-Rashed, Jianhua Xu, Mehri Zareie, Myron Smith, Ashkan Golshani
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