- Hardcover: 300 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Nov. 27, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521415454
- ISBN-13: 978-0521415453
Flow Cytometry Data Analysis Basic Concepts and Statistics. By James V Watson
This book covers very basic number handling techniques, regression analysis, probability functions, statistical tests, and methods of analyzing dynamic processes from flow cytometry data. These are developed for the analysis of not only individual DNA histograms to obtain the proportion of cells in the cell cycle phases, but also time courses of DNA histograms to yield cell cycle kinetic information; overlapping immunofluorescence distributions with confidence limits for the estimated proportions; enzyme kinetics and membrane transport parameters and a brief introduction to multivariate analysis is given. A distinction is made between data handling, for example, gating and counting the numbers of cells within that gate, a process commonly regarded as data analysis but which, in reality, is data handling, and data analysis itself which is the means by which information is extracted.