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ShuTu: Video tutorial

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posted on 27.11.2017, 18:57 by Nelson SprustonNelson Spruston, Dezhe Jin, Ting Zhao, David Hunt, Rachel Pearcy, Ching-Lung Hsu

Here we provide a video tutorial for using the ShuTu software platform.

ShuTu (Chinese for "dendrite") is a software platform for semi-automated reconstruction of neuronal morphology. It is designed for neurons stained following patch-clamp recording and biocytin filling/staining. With an additional preprocessing step, it can also handle fluorescence images from confocal stacks.

Even when there is only a single neuron in the imaged volume, automated reconstruction is tricky, because of background. Thus, ShuTu was developed to facilitate a two-step process: automated reconstruction, followed by manual correction. The software uses sophisticated algorithms to perform the automated reconstruction, as well as a convenient user interface to facilitate efficient completion of the reconstruction via manual annotation.


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