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Plankton Sorting

Plankton Sorting

Phytoplankton are present in most aquatic environments (freshwater and marine systems) and SRLs are sometimes requested to detect, enumerate and classify these cells for various purposes. Phytoplankton produce fluorescent photosynthetic pigments that can be detected on most standard flow cytometers. The most common fluorescent pigments in phytoplankton (cyanobacteria and other eukaryotic plankton) are chlorophyll a and b as well as phycoerythrin and phycocyanin (phycobiliproteins). All of these pigments can be excited with blue light, but different pigments produce different emissions. Chlorophyll (a and b) are best detected near the emission maximum (660-670 nm) using a bandpass filter. A standard flow cytometer will use a red filter but is best excited using green light, with a fluorescence emission maximum of around 575nm. At CD BioSciences, we specialize in providing advanced plankton sorting services that utilize cutting-edge techniques to analyze, identify, and separate planktonic samples. Our expert team combines scientific expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative methods to deliver accurate and reliable results.

Our Services

At CD BioSciences, we take pride in offering exceptional plankton sorting services tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Our services are listed as follows:

  • Plankton Sample Collection
    To accurately study plankton, it is crucial to obtain representative samples from target locations. CD BioSciences offers plankton sample collection services, using specialized equipment to collect water samples from different depths.
  • Plankton Sorting and Identification
    The sorting and identification of planktonic organisms can be a complex and time-consuming process. CD BioSciences employs state-of-the-art microscopy techniques combined with image analysis software to efficiently sort and categorize plankton samples.
  • Enumeration and Biomass Analysis
    CD BioSciences offers enumeration and biomass analysis services using highly sensitive instruments and standardized protocols. Our advanced methods allow for rapid quantification, providing valuable data on planktonic population size, biomass estimation, and potential variations over time.
  • Plankton Genomic Studies
    CD BioSciences utilizes cutting-edge DNA and RNA sequencing technologies to conduct genetic studies on plankton samples.
  • Species-Specific Analysis
    CD BioSciences offers species-specific analysis services, focusing on individual taxonomic groups or particular species of interest.

Our Advantages

  • Accurate Results
    Our advanced techniques, combined with expertise in plankton identification, ensure accurate and reliable results, contributing to robust scientific findings.
  • Comprehensive Reports
    We provide detailed reports, summarizing the findings of each analysis, accompanied by insightful interpretations, supporting your research objectives.

CD BioSciences is a professional service provider for the marine biology industry. Our plankton sorting services can ensure that the most suitable methods and techniques are selected for your project. We provide our customers with the most precise ingredient data and highly informed process expertise. Our team of biomass experts plays a key role in the formulation, optimization and commercial evaluation of biomass value-added processes in industry and academia. If necessary, please feel free to contact us.

Please kindly note that our services can only be used to support research purposes (Not for clinical use).

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