UNIT 11.4 Sorting of Bacteria

  1. Kristi R. Harkins

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy1104s07

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Harkins, K. R. 2001. Sorting of Bacteria. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 7:11.4:11.4.1–11.4.12.

Author Information

  1. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Publication History

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


This unit provides detailed instructions for the sorting of organisms using the cell sorter. These techniques are very valuable for establishing pure cultures of organisms, for example those expressing GFP. The unit provides information on the culture, sorting, reculture, and verification of the sort purity and GFP expression. For those venturing into the area of bacterial sorting, this unit is a must.