Bacteria tracker and Uturn analyzer

Version (15.2 MB) by Thageman
A GUI to detect and track bacteria (objects), optionally analysing U-turn trajectories.
Updated 22 Sep 2017

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This software (GUI) has been developed in order to detect and track magnetotactic bacteria (MTB), which are self-propellant bacteria, which orient themselves in the direction of external magnetic fields ( In particular, the software is specialised in determining the diameter-of-curvature of the MTB making an U-turn in response to an instantaneous reversal of the magnetic field direction.
The software has been split into two parts:
- A part performing detection and subsequent tracking of the MTB. Both video’s and image sequences can be used as source data.
- A part performing U-turn analysis on the resulting trajectories.
Although the tracking script has been written with MTB in mind, it should be usable for a wide range of objects.

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Thageman (2024). Bacteria tracker and Uturn analyzer (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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