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A successful identification regime (Model) is saved and may be used to batch process multiple image data sets. open-source under GPLv3 and can be installed as a stand-alone program: full install available http://github.com/hailstonem/CytoCensus. Image data was archived in OMERO V5.3.5 (Allan et al., 2012; Linkert et al., BMS 599626 (AC480) 2010); image conversions were carried out using the BioFormats plugin in Fiji (Linkert et al., 2010); http://imagej.net/Bio-Formats). Code to run CytoCensus on the Cell Segmentation Benchmark can be found at http://github.com/hailstonem/CTC_CytoCensus. The following previously published datasets were used: David S, Michal K, Stanislav S. 2009. Generation of Digital Phantoms of Cell Nuclei and Simulation of Image Formation in 3D Image Cytometry. Broad Bioimage Benchmark Collection. BBBC024vl Ma?ka M, Ulman V, Svoboda D, Matula P, Ederra C, Urbiola A, Espa?a T, Venkatesan S, Balak DM, Karas P. 2014. A benchmark for comparison of cell tracking algorithms. Cell Tracking Challenge. 3d-datasets Abstract A major challenge in cell and developmental biology is the automated identification and quantitation of cells in complex multilayered tissues. We developed CytoCensus: an easily deployed implementation of supervised machine learning that extends convenient 2D point-and-click user training to 3D detection of cells in challenging datasets with ill-defined cell boundaries. In tests on such datasets, CytoCensus outperforms other freely available image analysis software in accuracy and speed of cell detection. We used CytoCensus to count stem cells and their progeny, and to quantify individual cell divisions from time-lapse movies of explanted larval brains, comparing wild-type and mutant phenotypes. We further illustrate the general utility and future potential of CytoCensus by analysing the 3D organisation of multiple cell classes in Zebrafish retinal organoids and cell distributions in mouse embryos. CytoCensus opens the possibility of straightforward and robust automated analysis of developmental phenotypes in complex tissues. (Kohwi and Doe, 2013). Elucidating the molecular basis of such developmental processes is not only essential for understanding basic neuroscience but is also important for discovering new treatments for neurological diseases and cancer. Modern imaging approaches have proven indispensable in studying development in intact zebrafish (tissues (Barbosa and Ninkovic, 2016; Dray et al., 2015; Medioni et al., 2015; Rabinovich et al., 2015; Cabernard and Doe, 2013; Graeden and Sive, 2009). Tissue imaging approaches have also been combined with functional genetic screens, for example to discover NB behaviour underlying defects in brain size or tumour BMS 599626 (AC480) formation (Berger et al., 2012; Homem and Knoblich, 2012; Neumller et al., 2011). Such screens have the power of genome-wide coverage, but to be effective, require detailed characterisation of phenotypes using image analysis. Often these kinds of screens are limited in their power by the fact that phenotypic analysis of complex tissues can only be carried out using manual image analysis methods or complex bespoke image analysis. BMS 599626 (AC480) larval brains develop for more than 120 h?(Homem and Knoblich, 2012), a process best characterised by long-term time-lapse microscopy. However, to date, imaging intact developing live brains has tended to be carried out for relatively short periods of a few BMS 599626 (AC480) hours (Lerit et al., 2014; Cabernard and Doe, 2013; Prithviraj et al., 2012) or using disaggregated brain cells in culture (Homem et al., 2013; Moraru et al., 2012; Savoian and Rieder, 2002; Furst and Mahowald, 1985). Furthermore, although extensively studied, a range of different division rates for both NBs and progeny ganglion mother cells (GMCs) are reported in the literature (Homem et al., 2013; Bowman et al., 2008; Ceron et al., 2006) and in general, division rates have not been systematically determined for individual neuroblasts. Imaging approaches have improved rapidly in speed and sensitivity, making imaging of live intact tissues in 3D possible over developmentally relevant time-scales. However, long-term exposure to light often perturbs the behaviour of cells in subtle ways. Moreover, automated methods for the analysis of the resultant huge datasets are still lagging behind the microscopy methods. These imaging and analysis problems limit our ability to study NB development in larval brains, as well as more generally our ability to study complex tissues and organs. Here, we describe our development and validation of live imaging of brains, and of CytoCensus, a machine learning-based automated image analysis software that fills the technology gap that exists for images of complex tissues and organs where segmentation and spot detection approaches can struggle. Our program efficiently and accurately identifies cell types and divisions of interest in very large (50 GB) multichannel 3D and 4D datasets, outperforming other state-of-the-art tools that we tested. We demonstrate the effectiveness and flexibility of CytoCensus first by quantitating cell type and division BMS 599626 (AC480) rates in cultured intact developing larval brains imaged at 10% of the GDF2 normal illumination intensity with image quality restoration using patched-based denoising algorithms?(Carlton et al., 2010).?Second, we quantitatively characterise the precise numbers and distributions of.