BryoBrain – Description of the program
comes with a Setup, which will install the program in a directory of
your choice. The program runs under MS Windows® 9x, ME, NT,
2000, XP. For installation under NT, 2000 or XP admin right are
program consists of four windows:
buttons on the upper (gray) panel of the main window have the following
opens the “Help window” showing information about the program.
“Options” button opens a window where you can change some
basic settings (see below).
is now completely bilingual (English/German). The language can be
changed with the button English version/deutsche Version on the
Close button will close the program.
lower part of the main window consists of a page control with five
Shows some information about the program.
In the lower part of the Table-Page, three fields are
shown displaying attributes of the
database currently in use. These are:
The data cannot be changed on this page. A doubleclick
on a record opens the input page where the data can be edited.
The buttons in the
upper panel have the following functions:
page allows the addition of new records and the entry of modification of
characters should be entered correctly in order to achieve a correct
The two sporophyte characters on the red panel are not
necessarily required for the classification, although the classification
is somewhat more reliable when these characters are used. Genera with
complicated bilobed leaves are always classified without perianth
characters, even if these data are available.
If sporophyte characters are to be used the checkbox
"use sporophyte characters” must be checked.
The fasttest uses only 14 characters, all of which are
normally recognizable with the hand lens. In many cases the results of
this test are somewhat less reliable. Currently this fast test
classifies about 94% of all records correctly.
The button functions are identical with the input
This page shows the result of the classifications. The
genus with the highest weight (the most likely classification) is shown
on the blue panel, the genera with lower probability are shown below.
The highest possible weight for a classification is 1,00.
On the right part of this page a list of European
species of the genus with the highest classification is shown. Clicking
on the other genera on the left side will show the corresponding
button “Show Image” shows an image of the genus in the image
window (if an image is already available). Currently there are images of
only 6 genera included (Porella, …..)
The button “Web image search” will open the
standard web browser and initiate a picture search with Google. This
feature can be adapted to any other internet search engine of your
choice (Altavista, AllTheWeb, …) by changing the search string in the
Start Database: With this option you can
change which database is opened when the program is started up. If the
edit is empty, the default database will be opened.
With this option you can adapt the internet picture search to any search
engine. Perform a search of a genus with the search engine of your
choice. Copy the part of the URL in front of the genus in the edit. For
example in the case of Google:
Language: Select the
language at program start-up (German or English)
for update: Looks if a newer version of Bryobrain is
available. Requires an active internet connection! This function only
reads data from the Bryobrain homepage. No data from your system will be
The Image Window shows pictures about genera and characters (if available).
The Help Window
Shows information about the program.
License Agreement explains the conditions under which Bryobrain
can be used.