UNIT 11.11 Enumeration of Phytoplankton, Bacteria, and Viruses in Marine Samples

  1. Dominique Marie1,
  2. Frédéric Partensky1,
  3. Daniel Vaulot1,
  4. Corina Brussaard2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy1111s10

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Marie, D., Partensky, F., Vaulot, D. and Brussaard, C. 2001. Enumeration of Phytoplankton, Bacteria, and Viruses in Marine Samples. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 10:11.11:11.11.1–11.11.15.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Station Biologique, Roscoff, France

  2. 2

    University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Publication History

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


For many years, a small but dedicated group of scientists have been using flow cytometry for the evaluation of marine microorganisms. One of these scientists now provides us with a detailed series of protocols in this area, spelling out the variations in method and instrument operation that are crucial to the successful extraction of quality flow data from marine organisms. In addition, the use of a number of less frequently employed fluorescent probes gives some insight into alternative staining procedures. As our collection of microbiologically oriented techniques increases, this knowledge database becomes invaluable.