Unit

UNIT 11.1 Overview of Flow Cytometry and Microbiology

  1. J. Paul Robinson

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy1101s07

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Robinson, J. P. 2001. Overview of Flow Cytometry and Microbiology. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 11:11.1.

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  1. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JAN 1999

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Abstract

Although in recent years flow cytometry has become commonplace in hematology and immunology laboratories, application of the technology to microbiology remains largely unrealized. This overview presents the historical background, discusses applications in various areas of the field, and speculates on the directions of future developments. The availability of high-quality methods should be a prime factor in convincing microbiologists that flow cytometry may have certain advantages over traditional methods and that it does indeed have much to contribute to microbiology.

Keywords: flow cytometry; microbiology; environment; food microbiology; overview Although in recent years flow cytometry has become commonplace in hematology and immunology laboratories, application of the t.