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Zeiss Axiophot

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Capabilities:

This light microscope is equipped for bright field (transmitted and reflected), phase contrast, transmitted and reflected polarization, Nomarski differential interference contrast microscopy.

Specifications:

Imaging Modes: DIC (reflected and transmitted), phase contrast, brightfield, darkfield, polarization (reflected and transmitted)

Objectives:

  • 2.5X, 5X, 10X, 20X, and 40X dry objectives
  • 63X/1.40 and 100X/1.3 oil immersion objectives

Camera: Monochrome CCD camera

Stage: Motorized focus via Prior Optiscan system which allows acquisition of stacks

Software: Image acquisition is controlled by the free Micro-Manager software

For imaging services, training, and questions

Please contact Dr. Stanislav Vitha, stanvitha@tamu.edu


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Examples of imaging modes:

Example 1: 

Live cells of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, expressing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) fused to Histone H1. The GFP fusion protein is localized in the nucleus.

Example 2:

Cross-section of a wooded plant stem.