Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

  • Mack J. Fulwyler
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Flow cytometry has become an important research tool in cytology, genetics, immunology, and microbiology. The information gained from cytometric instruments is quantitative and of high statistical precision, enabling resolution of cell subpopulations.

Although increasing, application to cytology is hindered by inadequate appreciation of the nature of flow cytometry and the information obtained. Many cytologic questions can be reexamined from the perspective of this technology to obtain knowledge not accessible with conventional techniques.

A flow cytometer and cell sorter are described. The physical, biochemical, and functional properties measurable by these systems are discussed.


Flow cytometry Cell Sorting Cytology. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mack J. Fulwyler
    • 1
  1. 1.Becton Dickinson FACS SystemsSunnyvaleUSA

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