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Table 3 Comparison of automated video tracking and EPG recording characteristics

From: High-throughput phenotyping of plant resistance to aphids by automated video tracking

  EPG Video
Plant material Intact plants Leaf discs
Min. observation duration 4-8 h 4-8 h
Min. number of replicates (identification rate ±80%) 3-5 15-20
Maximum sample size per set up ± 8 ± 100
Preparation time per sample ± 5 min ± 2 min
Annotation of electrical patterns/video images ± 15 min Automated
  1. Minimum duration of observations and minimum sample sizes were estimated with simulations. Preparation time per replicate reflects a rough estimation of time required for an experienced person to prepare one arena, resp. plant-aphid individual, for a recording.