Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Instrumentation for in situ cell sorting and identification
To develop in situ sorting and observational technologies of individual phytoplankton cells. Outputs include time-series deployments of the FlowCytobot and Imaging FlowCytobot instruments and enhancements to the technologies that automate their ability to identify, sort, and assess the physiological status of phytoplankton cells. These flow cytometry tools will provide a deeper understanding of the regulation of phytoplankton species composition and their photosynthetic productivity.