ChaIN is a tool to quantify the chain formation between male flies.

■ Main features

• A method based on machine vision
• Automatically measures the number of flies in courtship chains
     (i.e. the chain index)
• Analyze chain formation in four behavioral chambers simultaneously

User's Manual

■ Download ChaIN

Ver.1  (Yoon et al., 2013)      Ver.3   (Ishikawa et al., 2017)

ChaIN ver.1 scores all the flies in chains.
ChaIN ver.3 scores only the follower flies in chains.

■ Sample Data

CantonS_Sample.avi  (20 MB)

■ System Requirements

OS: Windows XP/ Windows 7/ Windows 8
Component: Microsoft .NET Framework 4

■ References

• Ver.1      Yoon et al (2013)   PLoS ONE, 8: e74289.
• Ver.3      Ishikawa et al (2017)   Frontiers in Neural Circuits,

■ Contact Us

Azusa Kamikouchi, PhD
Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University