Supporting data for "Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples"

Dataset type: Imaging
Data released on April 05, 2017

Broeckhoven C; du Plessis A; Guelpa A; le Roux S (2017): Supporting data for "Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples" GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100294

DOI10.5524/100294

Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is a fast growing method in scientific research applications that allows for non-destructive imaging of morphological structures. This paper provides an easily operated "how-to" guide for new potential users and describes the various steps required for successful planning of research projects that involve micro-CT. Background information on micro-CT is provided, followed by relevant set-up, scanning, reconstructing and visualization methods and considerations. Throughout the guide, a Jackson's chameleon specimen which was scanned at different settings is used as an example. The ultimate aim of the paper is make new users familiar with the concepts and applications of micro-CT in an attempt to promote its use in future scientific studies.

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Du Plessis, A., Broeckhoven, C., Guelpa, A., & le Roux, S. G. (2017). Laboratory x-ray micro-computed tomography: a user guideline for biological samples. GigaScience, 6(6), 1–11. doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix027

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA347499





Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
three-horned chameleon specimen116114  Trioceros jacksonii Description:A preserved three-horned chameleon spe...
Sex:male
Life stage:adult
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Mixed archivearchive202.18 MB2017-04-03
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imageTIF1.79 MB2017-04-03
otherUNKNOWN22.81 MB2017-04-03
otherUNKNOWN15.09 MB2017-04-03
Mixed archivearchive1.34 GB2017-04-03
imageTIF3.06 MB2017-04-03
Mixed archivearchive3.66 GB2017-04-03
Mixed archiveTIF625.59 KB2017-04-03
Displaying 1-10 of 23 File(s).
Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
Universiteit Stellenbosc IN-1223567 Dr Anton du Plessis

3D Models:

Date Action
April 5, 2017 Dataset publish
October 2, 2017 Manuscript Link added : 10.1093/gigascience/gix027
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