, Volume 58, Issue 1-2, pp 57-80,
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Date: 14 May 2008

Multiple objects tracking in fluorescence microscopy

Abstract

Many processes in cell biology are connected to the movement of compact entities: intracellular vesicles and even single molecules. The tracking of individual objects is important for understanding cellular dynamics. Here we describe the tracking algorithms which have been developed in the non-biological fields and successfully applied to object detection and tracking in biological applications. The characteristics features of the different algorithms are compared.