Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sorting by size--with automation

In the "posting this because it looks cool" department:  
The FlyCatwalk: A High Throughput Feature-Based Sorting System for Artificial Selection in Drosophila. Vasco Medici, Sibylle Chantal Vonesch, Steven N. Fry, and Ernst Hafen G3 early online January 2, 2015, doi:10.1534/g3.114.013664 http://www.g3journal.org/content/early/2015/01/02/g3.114.013664.abstract

Fig. 1 includes a photo of their device, "a fully automated, high throughput system to sort live fruit flies ... based on morphometric traits."

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