How accurate is Skipper?

The next page shows a comparison between automatic Skipper counts and manual counts conducted by an expert microbiologist. About 200 fluorescently stained bacteria images were analyzed and presented in the first graph. Another set of 200 images of molecularly probed cells were also analyzed and graphed. The regression lines show that Skipper s counts are indistinguishable from manual counts.

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