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Table 1 List and description of the 19 descriptors obtained by automated image analysis and used for statistical analysis

From: Histological quantification of maize stem sections from FASGA-stained images

Feature name Description Type
Stem area The area occupied by the stem section, in cm2 Morphometry
Bundle number The number of vascular bundles in the pith
Bundle intensity The numerical intensity of bundles, in cm−2
Lignified fraction The tissue fraction corresponding to lignified pith
Non lignified fraction The tissue fraction corresponding to non-lignified pith
Rind fraction The tissue fraction corresponding to the rind
Bundle fraction The tissue fraction corresponding to vascular bundles in pith
Lignified mean red The mean red intensity in the lignified fraction Colorimetry
Lignified mean green The mean green intensity in the lignified fraction
Lignified mean blue The mean blue intensity in the lignified fraction
Non-lignified mean red The mean red intensity in the non-lignified fraction
Non-lignified mean green The mean green intensity in the non-lignified fraction
Non-lignified mean blue The mean blue intensity in the non-lignified fraction
Rind mean red The mean red intensity in the rind
Rind mean green The mean green intensity in the rind
Rind mean blue The mean blue intensity in the rind
Bundles mean red The mean red intensity in the vascular bundles
Bundles mean green The mean green intensity in the vascular bundles
Bundles mean blue The mean blue intensity in the vascular bundles