Plant J 2004 Apr;38(2):358-65
Genomic Knowledge Base Research Team, Bioinformatics Group, RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Genomic Sciences Center, 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan.
Many mutants have been isolated from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, and recent important genetic resources, such as T-DNA knockout lines, facilitate the speed of identifying new mutants. However, present phenotypic analysis of mutant screens depends mainly on qualitative descriptions after visual observation of morphological traits. We propose a novel method of phenotypic analysis based on precise three-dimensional (3D) measurement by a laser range finder (LRF) and automatic data processing. Read More