The following papers are great to learn more about compensation:

  1. Spectral Compensation for Flow Cytometry: Visualization Artifacts, Limitations, and Caveat. Mario Roederer, Cytometry 45:194 –205 (2001)
  2. A practical approach to multicolor flow cytometry for immunophenotyping. Baumgarth, Roederer. Journal of Immunological Methods 243 (2000) 77–97
  3. Seventeen-colour flow cytometry: unravelling the immune system. Perfetto, Chattopadhyay and Roederer. Nature Review, Immunology Vol. 4 Aug 2004 p. 649
  4. Nine Color Eleven Parameter Immunophenotyping Using Three Laser Flow CytometryBigos, Baumgarth, Jager, Herman, Nozaki, Stovel, Parks, Herzenberg. Cytometry 36:36–45 (1999)
  5. New approaches to fluorescence compensation and visualization of FACS data. Tung JW, Parks DR, Morre WA, Herzenberg LA and Herzenberg LA. Clinical Immunology. 110:273-283 (2004)

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