Canadian Forest Service Publications

Some applications in forestry of biological digital image processing. 1993. Peet, F.G.; Sahota, T.S. Pages 598-601 in Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, May 19-21, 1993, Victoria, BC. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.

Year: 1993

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3434

Language: English

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In this report it is shown that chromatin (DNA) distribution patterns in the nuclei of insect cells provide predictors related to the future development of the insect population. The patterns are extracted from digital images of the nuclei. In previous reports this has been demonstrated in laboratory populations; here it is demonstrated for field populations and therefore has great significance for forest managers. In addition to presenting these specific insect-related results, systems for nematodes and electrophoresis gels are described. There are many such opportunities in forestry to apply biological digital image processing for the extraction of information that is not evident to the human eye-brain combination.