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STUDIES OF MOSQUITO IMMUNOLOGY AND PLASMODIUM VIRULENCE USING IMAGING FLOW CYTOMETRY

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The classification of mosquito blood cells is controversial, complicated by the small size and number of cells one can obtain per mosquito, by the autofluorescent debris found in hemolymph, and the tendency of phagocytes to take up this autofluorescent debris. Much of the classification has been performed morphologically on cytospins of isolated cells. Imaging flow cytometry yields simultaneously acquired bright field, scatter, and fluorescent images of cells in suspension, enabling better resolution of rare cells from debris.