If we were to use a Flow cytometry can it seperate either the father or mother chromosomes from a sperm?
If we were to use a Flow cytometry can it seperate either the xx or xy chromosomes from a sperm
A sperm is haploid. It contains either
X but not
Sperm sorting is the process of sorting sperm cells based on specific trait of interest. Whether the sperm is carrying a
X or a
Y chromosome is definitely of interest to many.
There are a number of methods for sperm sorting (see wiki > sperm sorting > methods), one of which is indeed flow cytometry. Flow cytometry is typically used to seperate
X bearing sperms form
Y bearing sperms. You should typically have a look at Beltsfield Sperm Sexing Technology (Johson et al. 1999).