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The Movement Tracker: A Flexible System for Automated Movement Analysis in Invertebrate Model Organisms.
Mouchiroud, Laurent; Sorrentino, Vincenzo; WILLIAMS, Evan et al.
2016In Current Protocols in Neuroscience, 77, p. 8.37.1-8.37.21
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Keywords :
Animals; Behavior, Animal/physiology; Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolism; Drosophila melanogaster/metabolism; Locomotion/physiology; Models, Animal; Software; Statistics as Topic/instrumentation; C. elegans; D. melanogaster; aging; model organisms; movement; neurodegeneration
Abstract :
[en] Phenotyping strategies in simple model organisms such as D. melanogaster and C. elegans are often broadly limited to growth, aging, and fitness. Recently, a number of physical setups and video tracking software suites have been developed to allow for accurate, quantitative, and high-throughput analysis of movement in flies and worms. However, many of these systems require precise experimental setups and/or fixed recording formats. We report here an update to the Parallel Worm Tracker software, which we termed the Movement Tracker. The Movement Tracker allows variable experimental setups to provide cross-platform automated processing of a variety of movement characteristics in both worms and flies and permits the use of simple physical setups that can be readily implemented in any laboratory. This software allows high-throughput processing capabilities and high levels of flexibility in video analysis, providing quantitative movement data on C. elegans and D. melanogaster in a variety of different conditions. (c) 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Disciplines :
Genetics & genetic processes
Author, co-author :
Mouchiroud, Laurent
Sorrentino, Vincenzo
WILLIAMS, Evan  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Cornaglia, Matteo
Frochaux, Michael V.
Lin, Tao
Nicolet-Dit-Felix, Amandine A.
Krishnamani, Gopal
Ouhmad, Tarik
Gijs, Martin A. M.
Deplancke, Bart
Auwerx, Johan
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
The Movement Tracker: A Flexible System for Automated Movement Analysis in Invertebrate Model Organisms.
Publication date :
2016
Journal title :
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
ISSN :
1934-8576
Publisher :
Wiley-Liss Inc, United States
Volume :
77
Pages :
8.37.1-8.37.21
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Commentary :
Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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