Study on Three-Dimensional Data Acquisition of Crop Grains

  • Zetao Yu
  • Weiliang Wen
  • Xinyu GuoEmail author
  • Xianju Lu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 546)


The rapid, efficient and non-destructive 3D morphological data acquisition of plants are great significance to the study of digital plant, functional structural plant model and crop phenotype. This paper discusses 3D data acquisition methods for smaller plant organs, which take maize grain as an example. Smartscan and Micro-CT scanning can be used to obtain the morphological data of the grains. The efficiency, accuracy, processing of data in two scanning ways are compared and analyzed. The results shows that the Micro-CT is more suitable for obtaining information of internal structure of maize grain. While grain morphology in SmartScan can get better visualization than Micro-CT, and the former one can also obtain image texture information. These two kinds of methods for volume measurement have good consistency except for Denghai 605. The study will provide theoretical basis for obtaining 3D data of plant organs at smaller scales.


Maize grain Three dimensional scanning SmartScan Micro-CT 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31601215), the Natural Science Foundation of Beijing Municipality (4162028), the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Youth Research Fund (QNJJ201625), the Scientific and Technological Innovation Team of Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (JNKYT201604) and the National Technology Research and Development Program of China (2013AA102404-02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zetao Yu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Weiliang Wen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinyu Guo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xianju Lu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Research Center for Information Technology in AgricultureBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Key Laboratory of Digital PlantBeijingChina

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