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Goal Help ID progression of bacterial infection in plant cells
Task Classify plant cell images by their "clumpiness"
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The chloroplasts inside plant cells appear to "clump" together during bacterial infection; this can be devastating for plants and seriously compromise crop yields. We need your help to classify plant cell images by their "clumpiness" in order to further this research.

Helping us to classify the images will give insights into the progression of bacterial infection in plant cells.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, At night, At home
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Tags bacterial infection, biology experiment, cell images, chloroplasts, citizen science, citizen science project, clump, clumpiness, clumpy, crop infection, crop yields, crowdsourcing, microscopy, microscopy classification, plant cells
Project Updated 05/23/2018