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Uses crowdsourcing to help characterize chloroplast behavior during bacterial infection.


The chloroplasts inside plant cells appear to "clump" together during bacterial infection. Scientists at the University of Exeter are using a combination of computational and crowdsourcing approaches to characterise this behaviour. Bacterial infection can be devastating for plants and seriously compromise crop yields. We need your help to classify plant cell images by their "clumpiness" in order to further this research. Helping us to classify the images will give insights into the progression of bacterial infection in plant cells. To participate in Clumpy please visit:

Topic - Biology, Microscopy, Plant cells, imaging, classification, crowdsourcing

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