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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).
The complete text protocol for this experimental approach is available in Current Protocols in Cell Biology.
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