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Flow cytometer

Explain how this technique was and how it was applied to solve a biological question.


Besides labeling and identifying cells by their surface markers, what ate 2 other applications of flow cytometer techniques.

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Flow cytometry is a technique used to look identify a specific cell. In the paper presented, the authors attempted to locate human cardiac stem cells (hCSCs). They took samples from different parts of the heart from a patient undergoing open-heart surgery. The cells were labelled with antibodies against ...

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The expert examines a flow cytometer. How the technique was and how it applies to solve a biological question is determined.