Application Note: Multiparametric Analysis of Aquatic Organisms Using Flow Cytometry
30 August 2013

Environmental research on aquatic microorganisms, such as phytoplankton, aquatic bacteria, and aquatic viruses, often takes advantage of their natural chlorophyll, phycobilins, and other intrinsic fluorescent pigments. Although epifluorescence microscopy is still used frequently, flow cytometry has become a key research tool due to its ability to provide multiparametric analysis at the single-cell level. This white paper explores both the opportunities and challenges of aquatic research, and examines how the BD Accuri™ C6 flow cytometer is well suited for this work.