Can you pick up a bacterium?

Gaz gjs at
Mon Oct 17 09:05:58 EST 1994

>> Can you pick up a bacterium.  I am wondering if any of the technology in
>> medicine or biology could be used to separate out a rod from a mixture of
>> cocci and sperm.  Can't be done by culture.  E-mail: BCapstone at

What do you mean by "pick up". Cells can be sorted by flow cytometry 
techniques quite easily (we do it). A mixture as different as that stated 
above would be very easy to sort. Once sorted they would be available for any 
other manipulation/technique you might want to carry out.


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