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A Review on Image Analysis Approaches for Estimating Chlorophyll Content from Leaf Images

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
Mamatha V., Sreekumar K.

Mamatha V. and Sreekumar K.. A Review on Image Analysis Approaches for Estimating Chlorophyll Content from Leaf Images. International Journal of Computer Applications 179(36):41-43, April 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Mamatha V. and Sreekumar K.},
	title = {A Review on Image Analysis Approaches for Estimating Chlorophyll Content from Leaf Images},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {April 2018},
	volume = {179},
	number = {36},
	month = {Apr},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {41-43},
	numpages = {3},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018916845},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The green, or the chlorophyll- bearing, plants are the only living forms on this planet capable of fusion of organic matter out of inorganic elements and simple compounds. Automatic identification of plant leaf is a demanding problem in the area of computer vision. Plant chlorophyll estimation can support nitrogen fertilization decisions. Chlorophyll content is a key measure of plant growth and physiological status.

Chlorophyll (green colour) is the most notable tetrapyrrol, while the most important tetraterpenoids and carotenoids (yellow-orange-red colour). Chlorophyll was first identified and named by Joseph Bienaimé Caventou

and Pierre Joseph Pelletier in 1817 .The existence of magnesium in chlorophyll was discovered in 1906, and was the first time that magnesium had been detected in living tissue.


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chlorophyll estimation, plant leaf analysis, image analysis, plant vigor estimation.