Recent advances in light microscopy

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The optical microscope has been an essential tool for generations of biologists, allowing the examination of details of individual cells and organisms impossible with the naked eye. Attaching fluorescent dyes to specific molecular cell constituents allows real-time observation and quantitation of the activities of these constituents in cells and tissues. An advantage of the optical microscope is that it prevents the loss temporal and spatial relationships that occur when cells are disrupted for biochemical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
EditorsG.W. Bailey, A.J. Garratt-Reed
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1994Aug 5 1994


OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA


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