Light microscopy - Methods and protocols


The first part of the book (six chapters) is devoted to some selected applications of bright-field microscopy while the second part (eight chapters) to some fluorescence microscopy studies. Both animal and plant biology investigations are presented covering multiple fields like immunology, cell signaling, cancer biology and, surprisingly to me, ecology. This chapter is titled: Light microscopy in aquatic ecology: Methods for plankton communities studies and it is due to Maria Carolina S. Soares and colleagues from the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Dept. of Biology, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). Here they present methods to quantify the different component of planktonic communities in a step-by-step manner so that virus, bacteria, algae and animals pertaining to different taxa can be recognized and the contribution they made to the plankton composition evaluated. It descends that even how the plankton composition is changing due to environmental variations can be accurately determined....


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CarloAlberto Redi, Università di Pavia
Laboratorio di Biologia dello Sviluppo Dipartimento di Biologia Animale European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies
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Redi, C. (2011). Light microscopy - Methods and protocols. European Journal of Histochemistry, 55(4), br15.