Title: Localisation of Drosophila embryos using active contours in channel spaces

Authors: Qi Li; Soujanya Siddavaram Ananta

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 42101, USA ' Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 42101, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce an active contour based scheme to localise Drosophila embryos in RGB images. An active contour (initiated as a closed one) maybe converge to an open contour, e.g., in the case that a targeting embryo is touched by a neighbouring one. We propose an algorithmic strategy to detect and restore open active contours. The experiment results show the promise of the proposed scheme.

Keywords: Drosophila embryos; localisation; active contours; RGB channels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCBDD.2014.061644

International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design, 2014 Vol.7 No.2/3, pp.157 - 167

Published online: 27 May 2014 *

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