A micro flow cytometry system for study of marine phytoplankton from costal waters of Hong Kong

Type
Conference Paper

Authors
Yunyang Ling,
Hongbin Liu,
Yi-Kuen Lee,

KAUST Grant Number
SA-C0040/UK-C0016

Date
2010-01

Abstract
Although conventional flow cytometers (CFCs) have been widely used for study of marine biology, most CFCs are too bulky to be used for field study in ocean and have corrosion problem due to salty samples. A new computer-controlled micro flow cytometer (MFC) system has been successfully developed using MEMS technology. We demonstrate that this new MFC can analyze mixture of two species of marine phytoplankton: Chlorella autotrophica and Rhodomonas. The results from our MFC are consistent with those from digital fluorescence microscopy. ©2010 IEEE.

Citation
Yunyang Ling, Hongbin Liu, Yi-Kuen Lee (2010) A micro flow cytometry system for study of marine phytoplankton from costal waters of Hong Kong. 2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/nems.2010.5592470.

Acknowledgements
This work was supported by a grant from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council (Grant No. 615970) and by an award from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST Award No. SA-C0040/UK-C0016).

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

DOI
10.1109/nems.2010.5592470

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