A new method for reconstructing the 3D shape of single cells in fruit
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AbstractFruit cells’ shape generally reflects the physiological state and quality of the fruit, and indirectly dictates its economics. In this study, a new bio-microscope including three independent and orthogonal channels of opto-electromechanical microscopic observation systems was developed to obtain the three views (e.g., front view, top view, side view) of a single fruit cell using tomato and strawberry at two ripening stages as fruit samples. The obtained three-view images were used to reconstruct the 3D real shape of a single cell based on the 3D geometrical modelling method using Solidworks CAD design software and then compared with the actual geometric size. The average relative errors for the major diameter, minor diameter 1, minor diameter 2, projection perimeter and projection area were 4.04 %, 6.25 %, 5.71 %, 1.69 % and 3.79 %, respectively. This good accuracy makes the newly developed bio-microscope together with the proposed 3D geometrical modelling method a promising 3D shape reconstruction technology for a single fruit cell to extract real and detailed cell morphology information. Furthermore, this method can find applications in other fields such as human and animal cells where soft particles’ 3D shape analysis is important.
CitationZhang, M., Yang, J., Wang, Y., Li, Z. and Tchuenbou-Magaia, F. (2022) A new method for reconstructing the 3D shape of single cells in fruit. Food Research International, 162(A), 112017.
JournalFood Research International
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier on 08/10/2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2022.112017 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
SponsorsThis work was supported by a European Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (326847 and 912847), a Chinese Universities Scientific Fund (2452018313), and an International Cooperation Key Plan of Shaanxi Province (2022KWZ-12).
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