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Microorganisms in the 21st Century (part 1)


CHIN, Gatineau, Quebec

Inverted Microscope

The peculiarity of this microscope is that the position of its components is inverted compared to conventional microscopes. The light bulb that illuminates the specimen is placed in the cylindrical part at the top and the objectives are placed under the specimen on the circular stage. Such a system is used to observe cells organized in tissue. For example, skin cells can develop by adhering to the wall in a flask filled with nutrients. Using this microscope, we can observe the growth of the tissue through the wall of the flask. This model is connected to a transducer that supplies current to the electric light bulb.
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Learning Object Collection: Research Laboratory
Learning Object: Research Laboratory, from the Past to the Present
Institution: RCIP-CHIN