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fluorescence-activated cell sorting

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Cells in suspension flow through a laser beam, the scattered light or emitted fluorescence is measured, filtered and converted to digital values. Cells can be sorted according to their properties. Using flow cytometry, any fluorescent or light scattering experiment can be carried out on entire cells. With this instrument, interactions occurring either on cell surfaces or in any other subcellular location can be studied by using suitable fluorescent labels. [ PMID:11988464 ]

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Cells in suspension flow through a laser beam, the scattered light or emitted fluorescence is measured, filtered and converted to digital values. Cells can be sorted according to their properties. Using flow cytometry, any fluorescent or light scattering experiment can be carried out on entire cells. With this instrument, interactions occurring either on cell surfaces or in any other subcellular location can be studied by using suitable fluorescent labels.

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Flow cytometry, facs, FACS

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MI:0054

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