Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2005 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 8 No. 1, Issue of April 15, 2005
 


Table 2. Single-cell sampling.

Methods

Advantages

Disadvantages

Flow-cytometric cell sorting

Large quantity of cells; rapid separation

Limit in some cells such as neuron without microenvironment data

Laser-assisted mechanical microdissection

Very little contamination with microenvironment data

Laborious

Laser-catapult microdissection

Very little contamination with microenvironment data

Special slides

Laser-capture microdissection

Very little contamination with microenvironment data

Theoretical damage to the target cell


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