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Microtome

microtome

(Science: instrument) A device used for cutting sections from an embedded specimen, either for light or electron microscopy.


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Tools for studying cells question

... in "face on" view. The fresh tissue or cell suspension is frozen rapidly (cryofixed), then fractured by simply breaking or by using a microtome while maintained at liquid nitrogen temperature. The cold fractured surface (sometimes "etched" by increasing the temperature to ...

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by MrMistery
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Tools for studying cells question
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Structure of Mouse Pituitary

Please check http://www.nervenet.org/main/databases.html or The Mouse Brain Library http://www.mbl.org/ where you will get tissue & microtome structures for pituitary. Because I'm not getting the Mouse brain. Thank You.

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by dipjyoti
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:36 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Structure of Mouse Pituitary
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your answers

... avenue provide an opportunity to have some notion of the type of tissue that might be developing in the on-going project. An option of using a microtome at this point was considered but it was not used for a variety of reasons, none of which will be mentioned here. As the plants developed, ...

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by DARKHEDGE
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Marrowfat Peas
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Wet Preparation

... :D I have never prepared a c.s or l.s of any of those type specimens. However I may attempt to do so in the future, if and when I acquire a microtome. They are quite expensive instruments, even used ones. :(

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by Ken Ramos
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Wet Preparation
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what is this style of preserving specimens called?

Parafin blocks are used to have proper cuts (with microtome (not sure about its spelling) ) from animal or plant tissues. I'm trying to find my notes. I will try to give more detailed info...

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by Poison
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what is this style of preserving specimens called?
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