A differential evolution algorithm for the detection of synaptic vesicles

A differential evolution algorithm for the detection of synaptic vesicles” by A. LaTorre, S. Muelas, J.M. Pena, R. Santana, A. Merchan-Perez, and J.R. Rodriguez. In Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2011 IEEE Congress on, 2011, pp. 1687-1694, IEEE.

Abstract

Neurotransmitters used by chemical synapses are stored in synaptic vesicles that accumulate in axon terminals. The number and position of these vesicles have been related to some important functional properties of the synapse. For this reason, an accurate mechanism for semi-automatically counting these small cellular structures will be of great help for neuroscientists. In this paper, we present a Differential Evolution algorithm that quantifies the number of synaptic vesicles in electron micrographs. The algorithm has been tested on several images that have been obtained from the somatosensory cortex of the rat and compared with some traditional approaches for detecting circular structures. Finally, the results have been validated by two independent expert anatomists.

BibTeX entry:

@inproceedings{LaTorre_et_al:2011,
   author = {A. LaTorre and S. Muelas and J.M. Pena and R. Santana and A.
	Merchan-Perez and J.R. Rodriguez},
   title = {A differential evolution algorithm for the detection of
	synaptic vesicles},
   booktitle = {Evolutionary Computation (CEC), 2011 IEEE Congress on},
   pages = {1687--1694},
   year = {2011},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2011.5949818},
   organization = {IEEE}
}

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