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Tracking zebrafish larvae in group - Status and perspectives
Martineau, P.R., and Mourrain, P.
Date: 2013
Source: Methods (San Diego, Calif.)   62(3): 292-303 (Review)
Registered Authors: Mourrain, Philippe
Keywords: zebrafish, tracking, motion, representations, sampling, processing, articulated and skeleton models, frame-to-frame association
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal/physiology*
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Larva/physiology*
  • Motor Activity/physiology*
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio
  • Time-Lapse Imaging
  • Video Recording/methods*
  • Video Recording/statistics & numerical data
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 23707495 Full text @ Methods

Video processing is increasingly becoming a standard procedure in zebrafish behavior investigations as it enables higher research throughput and new or better measures. This trend, fostered by the ever increasing performance-to-price ratio of the required recording and processing equipment, should be expected to continue in the foreseeable future, with video-processing based methods permeating more and more experiments and, as a result, expanding the very role of behavioral studies in zebrafish research. To assess whether the routine video tracking of zebrafish larvae directly in the Petri dish is a capability that can be expected in the near future, the key processing concepts are discussed and illustrated on published zebrafish studies when available or other animals when not.