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Microscope

(Science: instrument) A piece of laboratory equipment that is used to magnify small things that are too small to be seen by the naked eye, or too small for the details to be seen by the naked eye, so that their finer details can be seen and studied.

Examples are the light (or optical) microscope, electron microscope, X-ray microscope, and acoustic microscope. Magnifier of the image of small objects; the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell.An instrument that can be used to magnify the size of an object for study purposes, and is the instrument that can be used to investigate [[microorganisms and other Biological matter more closely.


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Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.

Hello, I am 15 and have been very interested in biology since I was very little. I saved up a lot of money and recently purchased a lab microscope, and a ton of lab supplies. I have done all the basics- looked at pond water, plants, I have grown bacteria in Agar plates. I am at a point where ...

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by fstevens
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:30 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.
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How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]

This a question about how to do a experiment. I am a beginner so how to do each procedure would be very helpful! Things to know: my microscope is up to 2000x. I am a beginner biologist so please do not speak in very technical terms. My experiment: Testing Kefir (a friendly 'probiotic' bacteria ...

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by fstevens
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How would I do this experiment? [Advanced]
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Recommendations for Bacteria Detection?

... I suggest to use a disinfectant to kill the bacteria before counting.I think you can also use a stain for seeing the bacteria in the microscope.

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by josem
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Recommendations for Bacteria Detection?
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Human Collembola Infestations

... because it didn't start in folds and wasn't contagious to anyone around me. I know for sure, i saw a couple of microscopic springtails on my microscope and others saw what i did. It may have been incidental, but it's hard to believe, out of thousands of species, many unknown, that none of ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... in entomology to research what it was and how to treat it. At first, i thought it was demodex mites but the inadequate specimens i had on the microscope didn't look like it and the pattern didn't quite fit. The infestation was mainly on my arms and chest, not face. I finally got a clear specimen ...

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by urthchik
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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