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Gandolfo, Maria A, [1], Nixon, Kevin [2].

CUPAC- The Cornell University Plant Anatomy Collection: a web-based tool for the Plant Sciences teachers and researchers.

The CUPAC- The Cornell University Plant Anatomy Collection is a historically important collection of anatomical slide preparations housed at the L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Dept. of Plant Biology. The taxonomic and morphological depth and breadth of coverage is tremendous, representing all realms of the plant kingdom from algae to flowering plants, and all their structures including vegetative and reproductive organs. The 50,000 slides include materials prepared by renowned Cornell plant anatomists, among them A. Eames, M. Wilde, D.W. Bierhorst, H.Moore, N. Uhl, Ch. Uhl, R.T. Clausen, and D. Paolillo. The collection is complemented with contributions of other famous plant anatomists, such as K.Esau, S. Carlquist, P. Maheshwari, and B. Johri. The slides are being imaged, simultaneously barcoded and databased. The database records taxonomic information,anatomical part sectioned, and any other associated information is created by directly scanning the barcode and entering data for each slide. Post-processing involves automated resizing and labeling as well as magnification calibration that allows online measurement tools to be used as overlays on the images. The interactive web-accessible database of the plant anatomical images is already accessible at

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1 - Cornell University, L. H. BAILEY HORTORIUM, 410 Mann Library Building, ITHACA, NY, 14853-4301, USA, 607/255-3273
2 - Cornell University, L. H. BAILEY HORTORIUM, 408 MANN LIBRARY, ITHACA, NY, 14853-4301, USA

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Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 2
Location: Marlborough A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: 2006
Abstract ID:104
Candidate for Awards:None

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