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Table 1 Twenty-one anatomical phenotypes measured or derived using VesselParser 2.0 on micro-CT scanned cross-section image

From: High-throughput micro-phenotyping measurements applied to assess stalk lodging in maize (Zea mays L.)

Traits by tissue region Abbreviation
Stalk cross-section
 Principal axis diameter (mm) PAD
 Auxiliary axis diameter (mm) AAD
 Circumradius (mm) CCR
 Section area (mm2) SA
Vascular bundles
 Vascular bundle number VB
 Vascular bundle number of peripheral layer PVB
 Vascular bundle number of central 2nd layer CVB-2
 Vascular bundle number of central 3rd layer CVB-3
 Vascular bundle number of central 4th layer CVB-4
 Vascular bundle total area in peripheral layer (mm2) PA
 Vascular bundle total area in central 2nd layer (mm2) CA-2
 Vascular bundle total area in central 3rd layer (mm2) CA-3
 Vascular bundle total area in central 4th layer (mm2) CA-4
 Vascular bundle area ratio of peripheral layer PAR
 Vascular bundle area ratio of central 2nd layer CAR-2
 Vascular bundle area ratio of central 3rd layer CAR-3
 Vascular bundle area ratio of central 4th layer CAR-4
 Vascular bundle average area (mm2) MA
 Vascular bundle total area (mm2) TA
 Ratio of vascular bundle total area and section area Rsection
 Aspect ratio AR