Quantitative analysis of morphological changes in yeast colonies growing on solid medium: the eccentricity and Fourier indices.

The colony shape of four yeast species growing on agar medium was measured for 116 days by image analysis. Initially, all the colonies are circular, with regular edges. The loss of circularity can be quantitatively estimated by the eccentricity index, Ei , calculated as the ratio between their orthogonal vertical and horizontal diameters. Ei can increase… CONTINUE READING