Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Research article
14 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 14 Feb 2020

Using flow cytometry and light-induced fluorescence to characterize the variability and characteristics of bioaerosols in springtime in Metro Atlanta, Georgia

Arnaldo Negron, Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, Samantha M. Waters, Luke D. Ziemba, Bruce Anderson, Michael Bergin, Konstantinos T. Konstantinidis, and Athanasios Nenes


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AR by Athanasios Nenes on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2019) by Anne Perring
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Sep 2019) by Anne Perring
AR by Athanasios Nenes on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Sep 2019) by Anne Perring
Short summary
Airborne biological particles impact human health, cloud formation, and ecosystems, but few techniques are available to characterize their atmospheric abundance. Combining a newly developed high-volume sampling/flow cytometry technique together with an laser-induced fluorescence instrument, we detect a highly dynamic bioaerosol community over urban Atlanta, composed of pollen, fungi, and bacteria with low and high nucleic acid content.
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