We introduce a microfluidic system for simultaneously measuring single-cell mass and cell cycle progression over multiple generations. We use this system to obtain over 1,000 h of growth data from mouse lymphoblast and pro-B-cell lymphoid cell lines. Cell lineage analysis revealed a decrease in the growth rate variability at the G1-S phase transition, which suggests the presence of a growth rate threshold for maintaining size homeostasis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology