Metin YAZICI, Remziye Eda YARDIMCI
Flow cytometry (FCM) is a technology that simulta-neously measures and then analyzes multiple physical characteristics of 0.2–150 μm sized particles, usually cells, as they flow one by one in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Flow cytometry is used for investigating many aspects of cell biology and for iso-lating the cells desired. Since Flow cytometry measures the multiple characteristics of large numbers of individual cells rapidly, it has been accepted as the gold Standard in cell based analysis. Since Flow cy-tometry facilitates rapid data acquisition and eases multiparameter analysis, leading to increased popu-larity and widespread applications as compared to oth-er analyzing techniques. In this review, the current sta-tus and utilization of Flow cytometry in aquatic sci-ences are briefly presented.