Population Tree

The Gating Editor is where you create gates and populations. It has gating tools and a plot in the middle. Gates are listed on the left side of the page. On the right side of the Gating Editor is our gating control panel with three tabs: Population tree, Boolean expressions and Sunburst view.


The Population tree displays the populations in hierarchical order, with each population nested under the proper parent. For each population at a given level, there is the gate name and the percentage of parents and event number. If you hover over a particular level, you will get a set of icons to edit the name, copy, or delete the corresponding population.

You can also click on a population or set of populations to select it/them. An options menu will appear, which will allow you to Unselect, add a Prefix, add a Suffix, Copy all the populations, or Delete them.

The populations created within the Boolean expressions tab will show up in the Population tree with the corresponding hierarchy (see article on Boolean Gating for more details). 

In some situations when copying a population, you may see the child populations from the original parent population. This happens when the populations are created using pure gates and pure AND logic. When it is cloned, it has identical gates and creates ambiguity. In the population tree, it would place such ambiguous children under the parent with the last name alphabetically.

In the population tree tab, a search bar allows you to search for a population, even when all of them are in the collapsed form. This can be useful when you have an extensive gating strategy that uses a lot of populations. This would help you find the population by typing the reagent or population name.


*For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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