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1: Introduction to Microscopy and Diversity of Cell Types

  • Page ID
    15949
    • 1.1: Introduction
      Microscopy is used by scientists and health care professionals for many purposes, including diagnosis of infectious diseases, identification of microorganisms (microscopic organisms) in environmental samples (including food and water), and determination of the effect of pathogenic (disease-causing) microbes on human cells. This exercise will familiarize you with the microscopes we will be using to look at various types of microorganisms throughout the semester.
    • 1.2: Procedures
    • 1.3: Results
    • 1.4: Review Questions
    • 1.5: Scientific Nomenclature