Flow Cytometry and Immunofluorescence in Aquatic Sciences

  • Terry L. Cucci
  • David Robins
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 25)


In aquatic sciences, traditional methods which measure biological parameters of particulates such as biomass, carbon fixation, nitrogen assimilation, etc., have relied on bulk analyses resulting in mean values for heterogeneous populations. Information on the distribution of individual cells or particles about the mean are lacking. Certainly, understanding how individuals or subsets of cells function is essential to the interpretation of the apparent behavior of the population as a whole.


Flow Cytometry Photosynthetic Pigment Sheath Fluid Sort Criterion Fluorescent Stain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry L. Cucci
    • 1
  • David Robins
    • 2
  1. 1.Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesMcKown PointWest Boothbay HarborUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Marine Environmental ResearchDevonEngland

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