Three dimensional archaeocyathide and coral imagery for morphologic analysis

Manzuk, Ryan; Maloof, Adam
Issue date: August 2022
Cite as:
Manzuk, Ryan & Maloof, Adam. (2022). Three dimensional archaeocyathide and coral imagery for morphologic analysis [Data set]. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.
  author      = {Manzuk, Ryan and
                Maloof, Adam},
  title       = {{Three dimensional archaeocyathide and co
                ral imagery for morphologic analysis}},
  publisher   = {{PRINCETON UNIVERSITY}},
  year        = 2022,
  url         = {}

In our study, we compare the three dimensional (3D) morphologic characteristics of Earth's first reef-building animals (archaeocyath sponges) with those of modern, photosynthetic corals. Within this repository are the 3D image data products for both groups of animals. The archaeocyath images were produced through serial grinding and imaging with the Grinding, Imaging, and Reconstruction Instrument at Princeton University. The images in this repository are the downsampled data products used in our study, and the full resolution (>2TB) image stacks are available upon request from the author. For the coral image data, the computed tomography (CT) images of all samples are included at full resolution. Also included in this repository are the manual and automated outline coordinates of the archaeocyath and coral branches, which can be directly used for morphological study.

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