Revised and updated, this Second Edition of a classic text describes and evaluates--in greater detail--the most recent practical applications of flow cytometry technique to basic cellular biological investigations and clinical research on human neoplasms. Ideal for the experienced researcher as well as the novice, this informative book offers state-of-the-art reviews of all aspects of flow cytometry. New articles highlight investigations of higher plants, the flow cytometry of microorganisms, and measurements of intracellular ionized calcium and membrane potential--illustrating techniques of specimen preparation, measurement and analysis for each. New chapters examine applications of flow cytometry to medical genetics, genetic toxicology, and ultrasensitive analysis of molecules in solution. The Second Edition goes beyond the traditional analysis of DNA histograms with BrdU incorporation and DNA denaturability to identify and analyze the cell cycle more precisely. New or rewritten chapters discuss the importance of flow cytometry for measurements of nucleic acids, chromatin, and DNA and cover the cytometry of sperm and the cytopathic effects of viruses.
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