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Leaf Vein Networks

Quantitative characterisation of the leaf vein network topology

Vein network density reflects how much energy and resources the leaf has invested in the network, while distance between veins shows how well the veins are supplying resources to the leaf. The number of loops is a measure of the leaf’s resilience and plays a role in determining its lifespan. If the veins reconnect often and part of the leaf becomes damaged, resources can be circulated through different pathways.

We have developed image processing approach for leaf vein network extraction, analysis and graph-based  representation.

Thickness map.

Thickness map.

 

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