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Microscopes work by gathering light and focusing it through a series of lenses to create an enlarged image. Optical microscopes use a light source to illuminate a specimen and utilize condenser and ocular lenses to provi...

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The microscope is a device used to view very small objects by magnifying the image. This can be done through optical and non-optical means.

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Light microscope disadvantages include limited resolution, lower magnification and poorer surface view of the specimen. Compound light microscope require the user to adjust to optical inversion, meaning the specimen will...

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A compound microscope uses a light source and lenses to view cells. The microscope magnifies cells so structures can be viewed, which are not visible to the naked eye.

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Cellular respiration, with a series of steps and intracellular functions, is the method used by cells to release energy from chemical bonds of molecules, such as food molecules, that provide energy and sustenance for the...

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Anton van Leeuwenhoek was the first scientist to closely observe cells under a microscope; he paved the way for a modern understanding of biology overall. He actually gave cells their name after the resemblance he believ...

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A fluorescence microscope is similar to a conventional light microscope with some added features to enhance its capabilities. It uses a higher intensity light source, which may be a mercury or xenon lamp, to produce ultr...

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