Topic 1-Microscopy

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What are studied using microscopes?
Cells and subcellular structures.
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What are the two main microscopes?
Electron and light.
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How do light microscopes work?
They use light and lenses to form an image of a specimin and magnify it.
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What does a light microscope show?
Individual cells and larger subcellular structures.
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How do electron microscopes differ from light microscopes in the way they form images?
They use electrons instead of light to form the images which gives a higher magnification and resolution than light microscopes.
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What does an electron microscope show?
Small subcellular structures in more detail than a light microscope.
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