Ch 2: Tools for Studying Cell Biology

About This Chapter

Make learning easy with these lessons about tools for studying cell biology, which includes the parts of a light microscope and methods for mounting microscope specimens. The short lessons and quizzes in this chapter are a quick way to get ready for an upcoming exam.

Tools for Studying Cell Biology - Chapter Summary

While studying these lessons, you will heighten your awareness of tools for studying cell biology. Some of the topics covered include different types and practical uses of microscopes. This chapter can also help you understand which tools are used for observing tiny organisms. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Explain why light microscopes are widely used by scientists
  • Discuss how to preserve, stain, and mount microscope specimens
  • Describe how to use microscopy

The lessons in this chapter can help you get up to speed on tools for studying cell biology. There are vocabulary words highlighted in bold for quick reference. If you get stuck on a topic, you can submit questions to instructors by using the Help feature. Each lesson includes a full written transcript that you can print and use as a study tool.

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