Format

Send to

Choose Destination
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e54072. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054072. Epub 2013 Feb 15.

OpenCFU, a new free and open-source software to count cell colonies and other circular objects.

Author information

1
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom. qgeissmann@gmail.com

Abstract

Counting circular objects such as cell colonies is an important source of information for biologists. Although this task is often time-consuming and subjective, it is still predominantly performed manually. The aim of the present work is to provide a new tool to enumerate circular objects from digital pictures and video streams. Here, I demonstrate that the created program, OpenCFU, is very robust, accurate and fast. In addition, it provides control over the processing parameters and is implemented in an intuitive and modern interface. OpenCFU is a cross-platform and open-source software freely available at http://opencfu.sourceforge.net.

PMID:
23457446
PMCID:
PMC3574151
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0054072
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Public Library of Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center