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Major Components of the Light Microscope

doi: 10.3791/843 Published: July 30, 2008

Summary

The light microscope is a basic tool for the cell biologist, who should have a thorough understanding of how it works, how it should be aligned for different applications, and how it should be maintained as required to obtain maximum image-forming capacity and resolution. The components of the microscope are described in detail here.

Abstract

The light microscope is a basic tool for the cell biologist, who should have a thorough understanding of how it works, how it should be aligned for different applications, and how it should be maintained as required to obtain maximum image-forming capacity and resolution. The components of the microscope are described in detail here.

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Centonze Frohlich, V. Major Components of the Light Microscope. J. Vis. Exp. (17), e843, doi:10.3791/843 (2008).More

Centonze Frohlich, V. Major Components of the Light Microscope. J. Vis. Exp. (17), e843, doi:10.3791/843 (2008).

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