Dependency of average mean displacement on track selection. Variability of track set selection for average mean displacement calculation is shown for image sequences of five Panc1 cell lines treated with different compounds (spc: Sphingosylphosphorylcholine, TGFβ, U0126). All cells were tracked manually by one expert (overall track number n = 420; for cell numbers per video see Table 3). Ten subjects selected 20 of these tracks for average mean displacement calculation (yellow, boxplots showing median, interquartiles and range). Results of randomly sampling 20 of the tracks repeatedly for 2 × 105 times are shown as orange boxplots. Average mean displacement values, utilizing all available manually tracked cells are shown in blue (for raw not smoothed tracks in green). Results of automated tracking are given in red.
Huth et al. BMC Cell Biology 2010 11:24 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-11-24