Bioimaging: Current Concepts In Light & Electron Microscopy

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2009 - Medical - 440 pages
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The development of microscopy revolutionized the world of cell and molecular biology as we once knew it and will continue to play an important role in future discoveries. Bioimaging: Current Concepts in Light and Electron Microscopy is the optimal text for any undergraduate or graduate bioimaging course, and will serve as an important reference tool for the research scientist. This unique text covers, in great depth, both light and electron microscopy, as well as other structure and imaging techniques like x-ray crystallography and atomic force microscopy. Written in a user-friendly style and covering a broad range of topics, Bioimaging describes the state-of-the-art technologies that have powered the field to the forefront of cellular and molecular biological research. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The History of Microscopy
1
Chapter 2 History of Microscopic Image Reproduction
13
Chapter 3 Preparation of Specimens for Light and Electron Microscopy
29
Chapter 4 A Brief Introduction to Cell Structure
59
Chapter 5 Electromagnetic Radiation and Its Interaction with Matter
86
Chapter 6 The Light Microscope and Image Formation
111
Chapter 7 Phase Interference and Polarization Methods for Optical Contrast
140
Chapter 8 The Transmission Electron Microscope
156
Chapter 11 Video Microscopy and Electronic Imaging
234
Chapter 12 Fluorescence Microscopy
270
Chapter 13 Microscopic Localization and Dynamics of Biological Molecules
301
Chapter 14 Imaging Ions and Intracellular Messengers
345
Chapter 15 Imaging Macromolecules and Supermolecular Complexes
367
Chapter 16 Image Processing and Presentation
393
Index
415
Figure Credits
434

Chapter 9 The Scanning Electron Microscope
177
Chapter 10 Cryogenic Techniques in Electron Microscopy
205

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