Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 6 - 6.1 - Concept Check: 1


Light microscopy stains must be able to interact with light and color different parts of cells, while electron microscopy stains must interact with a beam of electrons, where color is not relevant. Instead, these stains are made of heavy metals which can interact with the electron beam.

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The key here is to see the difference between light and electron microscopy in terms of how the illumination works.
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