International Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences

International Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 1(2) pp. 30-36, June 2013 ©2013 Advanced Research Journals


Seed image analysis: its applications in seed science research

V. Sandeep Varma1, Kanaka Durga K2 and Keshavulu K1

1 Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, ANGRAU, Hyderabad, AP, India

2 Seed Research and Technology Centre, Rajendranagar, Angrau, Hyderabad, AP, India.

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 The paper reviews basics in computer-aided image analysis, which are contributing to improving insight of seed morphology and biology, in terms of seed quality and germination and various aspects of seed image analysis like image acquisition and pattern recognition. Under separate headings, it deals the means by which digital images are acquired and processed and how imaging technology is applied in seed science research in terms of varietal identification,  characterization, germination, moisture, grading and sorting by analysis of seed size, shape and color parameters. The final section deals with the future development of the new technique and its integration in multifaceted plant biology systems.

 Keywords: Seed, Image analysis, Seed science and Applications