UNIT 1.11 Flow Cytometers for Characterization of Microorganisms
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Cytometry
How to Cite
Steen, H. B. 2001. Flow Cytometers for Characterization of Microorganisms. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 7:1.11:1.11.1–1.11.9.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: JAN 1999
The measurement of microbes is an increasingly important application in flow cytometry. The small size of these organisms can create special difficulties for instruments designed to analyze much larger eukaryotic cells. This unit describes the problems encountered in making microbiological measurements, the instrument requirements, and some approaches that can be taken to optimize the instrument. This material is essential background for the protocols found in chapter 11, Microbiological Applications.