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The answer I have come to is the difference between FCS2.0 and FCS3.0 files. The binning pattern is different, and as such FCS2.0 files arbitrarily lowered my flow cytometry values compared to what I saw on the FACS DiVa software. In the end, exporting with FCS3.0 was the way to go. If your software supports this, I'd highly recommend doing so!
DAPI and Hoechst 33342 (there are different Hoechst dyes, 33342 is one of the most commonly used) have very similar spectral characteristics. The only point is that DAPI is much better excited at 405 nm than Hoechst. Some microscopes and flow cytometers nowadays have 405 nm lasers or LEDs instead of UV sources, so this can become relevant. The main ...
The Hoechst 33342 dye is similar to DAPI in that both are UV-excited, minor groove-binding, and emit signals proportional to total DNA content. Both are maximally excited around 355 nm and emit around 460 nm. A UV light source is required, which may harm the cell. However, this is only a risk with Hoechst, as DAPI requires the cells to be fixed and/or ...
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