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Images Are More than Documentation: They Are Research Data

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Faten Dhawi*

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    • Biotechnology Department, AlHofuf, AlAhsa King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author: Faten Dhawi, Biotechnology Department, AlHofuf, AlAhsa King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Received: January 16, 2018;   Published: January 22, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000678

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Plant leaf analysis is one of the reliable methods for estimating plant’s need for fertilization [1,2], plant pigments and physiological association [3] plant shape and pigments and genetic variation [4]. Therefore, the analysis of plant leaves is complementary part of the soil analysis nutritional situation and shortfall in the economic crop prevention. In order to make the best use of plant analysis, we have to pay attention to the selection of the appropriate tissue or plant organs for analysis according to plant type and age. It is worth mentioning that concentrations of different substances in plant leaves are not constant but vary according to basic conditions and physiological age [5]. There are many methods for plant leaves analysis but recent trend is toward the non-destructive methods [6- 8]. For instance, leaves shape, pigmentation and area measurements can be scored from photo. In this century, images are no longer just picture they are data [9]. There is several studies used software for images data analysis. There are Gimp [10], Image J [11] and Adobe Photoshop CS5 [12].

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