826 articles
3528 species


The database is not maintained anymore. In case of questions contact João Loureiro

Recommended citation: Loureiro J, Rodriguez E, Santos C, Doležel J, Suda J. 2008. FLOWer: A Plant DNA Flow Cytometry Database (release 1.0, May 2008) http://flower.web.ua.pt/


Estimation of nuclear DNA content is the most frequent application of flow cytometry in plants. The growing number of publications in this field calls for an efficient tool to access and analyze the published information.

The FLOWer database is a unique resource that lists all publications on DNA flow cytometry and enables their quantitative evaluation. Unbiased data can be obtained on taxonomic groups that were analysed, the use of nuclear isolation buffers and methods of standardization, including DNA reference standards, the use of fluorochromes and measures of result quality. The objective(s) of individual studies can be assessed as well as the flow cytometers that were used, scientific journals in which the results were published and countries of author's origin. For more info see:


Loureiro, J., Suda, J., Doležel, J. & Santos, C.V. (2007). FLOWer – Plant DNA flow cytometry database. In: Doležel, J., Greilhuber, J. & Suda J. (eds.) Flow cytometry with plant cells – Analysis of Genes, Chromosomes and Genomes. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, pp 423-438.

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2008-05-27 - Cytometry Part A has just published the first review of the book Flow Cytometry with Plant Cells, where there is a chapter dedicated to the FLOWer database. Download it here: LINK
2008-05-19 - Poster presented at the XXIV ISAC Congress (17th to 21st of May 2008, Budapest, Hungary)
2008-05-13 - The XXIV International Congress of ISAC is starting already in the following 17th of May and I look forward for the event. We will present a poster of the FLOWer database in the Congress. We will also make a daily report of the congress, accompanied by some documenting pictures. So keep tuned in the Plant Flow Cytometry Blog.
2008-05-12 - Poster presented at the conference Plant Genome Horizons - Vistas & Visions (16th and 17th of April, Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew, UK)

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