Thursday, January 29, 2015

Imaging is moving along


The harvest on orbit went fine, and that started in motion a long list of data gathering activities that have taken all the time of the crew here at GRC. To give you some idea of what we look at, here is an animation of what the product looks like. The root morphology is in white, with a halo of lighter white water around it, and the specific gene expression areas are in  green. Once we get all the LMM images taken, post processing turns those raw images into image stacks and volumes that look like this. Know what genes are expressed in what areas of the root is just the information that we are trying to develop. It will really help our understanding of gravity related signalling in the root tips and help us better define the adaptation of plants to spaceflight.

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