OpenCFU, a New Free and Open-Source Software to Count Cell Colonies and Other Circular Objects

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Authors Quentin Geissmann
Journal/Conference Name PLoS ONE
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Paper Abstract Counting circular objects such as cell colonies is an important source of information for biologists. Although this task is often time-consuming and subjective, it is still predominantly performed manually. The aim of the present work is to provide a new tool to enumerate circular objects from digital pictures and video streams. Here, I demonstrate that the created program, OpenCFU, is very robust, accurate and fast. In addition, it provides control over the processing parameters and is implemented in an in- tuitive and modern interface. OpenCFU is a cross-platform and open-source software freely available at http//opencfu.sourceforge.net.
Date of publication 2012
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