Major Components of the Light Microscope

Published 7/30/2008
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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.

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

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.

Protocol

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

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The authors have nothing to disclose.

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    Posted by: Anonymous
    September 28, 2008 - 8:10 AM
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    Posted by: Anonymous
    October 16, 2008 - 9:52 AM
  3. I can hardley hear the dialogue.

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    December 18, 2008 - 5:03 AM

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