Panicle and seed image preparation. (a) The panicle is spread out on a white background and held in place by metal pins, the two black marks are the positions of the start and end of the panicle rachis. This type of image is used for panicle structure, spikelet/grain counting and seed trait analyses. (b) Seeds spread out for the analysis of seed traits.
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