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Compensation cytometry Each fluorochrome has a broad fluorescence spectrum. When more than one fluorochrome is used, the overlap between fluorochromes can occur. This situation is called spectrum overlap. This situation needs to be overcome. For example, the emission spectrum for FITC and PE is that the light emitted by the fluorescein overlaps the same wave length as it passes through the filter used for PE.
This process is called color compensation, which calculates a fluorochrome as a percentage to measure itself. The process of compensation is a simple application of linear algebra, with the goal to correct for spillovers of all dyes into all detectors, such that on output, the data are effectively normalized so that each parameter contains information from a single dye.
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Analysis of a marine sample of photosynthetic picoplankton by flow cytometry showing three different populations ProchlorococcusSynechococcusand picoeukaryotes Gating[ edit ] The data generated by flow-cytometers can be plotted in a single dimensionto produce a histogramor in two-dimensional dot plots or even in three dimensions.
The regions on these plots can be sequentially separated, based on fluorescence intensityby creating a series of subset extractions, termed "gates. Individual single cells are often distinguished from cell doublets or higher aggregates by their "time-of-flight" denoted also as a "pulse-width" through the narrowly focused laser beam  The plots are often made on logarithmic scales.
Because different fluorescent dyes' emission spectra overlap,   signals at the detectors have to be compensated electronically as well as computationally.
Data accumulated using the flow cytometer can be analyzed using software. Once the data is collected, there is no need to stay connected to the flow cytometer and analysis is most often performed on a separate computer.
Automated identification systems could potentially help findings of rare and hidden populations. T-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding tSNE is an algorithm designed to perform dimensionality reduction, to allow visualization of complex multi-dimensional data in a two-dimensional "map".
Critical Assessment of Population Identification Methods,  to provide an objective way to compare and evaluate the flow cytometry data clustering methods, and also to establish guidance about appropriate use and application of these methods.
Cell sorting by flow cytometry[ edit ] Cell sorting is a method to purify cell populations based on the presence or absence of specific physical characteristics.
Fulwyler by joining a Coulter volume sensor with the newly-invented ink jet printer. The collection process starts when a sample is injected into a stream of sheath fluid that passes through the flow cell and laser intercepts. The disturbance in the stream causes it to break into a droplet containing ideally one cell.
An electrical charging ring is placed just at the point where the stream breaks into droplets. A charge is placed on the ring based immediately prior to fluorescence intensity being measured, and the opposite charge is trapped on the droplet as it breaks from the stream. The charged droplets then fall through an electrostatic deflection system that diverts droplets into containers based upon their charge.
In some systems, the charge is applied directly to the stream, and the droplet breaking off retains charge of the same sign as the stream. The stream is then returned to neutral after the droplet breaks off. If collected under sterile conditions, these cells can be further cultured, manipulated, and studied.
Labels[ edit ] Use of flow cytometry to measure copy number variation of a specific DNA sequence Flow-FISH Flow cytometry uses the light properties scattered from cells or particles for identification or quantitative measurement of physical properties.
Labels, dyes, and stains can be used for multi-parametric analysis understand more properties about a cell. Immunophenotyping is the analysis of heterogeneous populations of cells using labeled antibodies  and other fluorophore containing reagents such as dyes and stains.
Fluorophore A wide range of fluorophores can be used as labels in flow cytometry. Each fluorophore has a characteristic peak excitation and emission wavelength, and the emission spectra often overlap.
Consequently, the combination of labels which can be used depends on the wavelength of the lamp s or laser s used to excite the fluorochromes and on the detectors available.
Absolute fluorescence sensitivity is generally lower in confocal microscopy because out-of-focus signals are rejected by the confocal optical system and because the image is built up serially from individual measurements at every location across the cell, reducing the amount of time available to collect signal.Welcome to the American Perspectives Volume I eText Website for Houston Community College.
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