Publication Date

1-1-2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hanzely, Laszlo

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

Abstract

The focus of the work is to learn basic and advanced techniques in the preparation of plant and animal tissue for both the TEM and SEM. Techniques used would include fixation, critical point drying, heavy metal coating, and photography of the SEM samples as well as negative staining and shadowing for the TEM samples (e.g. collagen, bacteria). Electron microscopy work leads to exciting discovery about plant and animal tissues which would otherwise be beyond our sight. The minute nature of the specimens studied in this work required the powerful application of TEM and SEM microscopes. Electron microscopy is an exciting and rewarding field of research.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

102 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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