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Watching bugs : automated detection and tracking to monitor the locomotion of stalk-eyed fly larvae

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Title:
Watching bugs : automated detection and tracking to monitor the locomotion of stalk-eyed fly larvae
Creator:
Morrison, Joshua W.
Harper, Jocque
Swallow, John
Raibatak, Das
Place of Publication:
Denver, CO
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University of Colorado Denver
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English

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Abstract:
We have developed tools to automate the detection and tracking of stalk-eyed flies and their larvae. Stalk-eyed flies are members of the fly family Diopsidae. They are commonly used to study sexual selection because of their unique morphology, including eyestalks projecting out from the sides of their head. We are working together with the lab of Dr. John Swallow in the Integrative Biology Department at University of Colorado Denver. In a series of ongoing experiments, the Swallow Lab is measuring the effect of drugs, such as the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac), on aggression, locomotion and other animal behaviors. The lab uses video imaging to observe larvae and adult flies. We implemented object detection and tracking algorithms in MATLAB to automate the analysis of movies from these experiments. Here, we present our results from tracking stalk-eyed fly larvae in agar dishes
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Poster presented at the University of Colorado Denver Research and Creative Activities Symposium ( RaCAS )

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