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Microscope/virus topic

Postby Luci » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:23 am

Hello there!

I am new in the study of Human Biology and I have a question for those who are familiar with the field. The question is:

Why can’t you see any viruses that might be inside a cell with the strongest compound light microscope?

Your answer will be of great help.

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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:04 am

Because of the size of the virus. They are too tiny to be seen under light microscope :)
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Postby victor » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:49 am

Because the light wavelength isn't strong enough to resolve the size of virus....except one virus..this virus can be seen with light microscope..it's Poxvirus..:lol:
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Postby Luci » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:09 pm

victor wrote:Because the light wavelength isn't strong enough to resolve the size of virus....except one virus..this virus can be seen with light microscope..it's Poxvirus..:lol:



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