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QuantWorm: A Comprehensive Software Package for Caenorhabditis elegans Phenotypic Assays

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The QuantWorm imaging system.

Our imaging system consists of imaging hardware and the QuantWorm software package. The hardware is composed of a microscope equipped with a digital camera and a motorized stage. The image acquisition software is used to control the stage and take images and videos. Four image analysis software programs are used to analyze body size, lifespan, egg laying, and locomotion from the images or videos. Once the software finishes the fully automated image analysis, a user can correct errors in the manual inspection window. Both native image processing algorithms and ImageJ API/library are used to process images.

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