Thursday, February 23, 2012

Larynx and Epi Fluorescence Microscope

The larynx, also commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the neck of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration. The larynx houses the vocal cords and manipulates pitch and volume. 

These images of the larynx were captured with the MT6200H Epi Fluorescence Microscope using the  Jenoptik Speed XT Core5 5 mega pixel microscope camera.

Captured using the TRITC filter.

Captured using the FITC filter.

This image was created using both of the above images. The Jenoptik ProgRes Capture Pro software allows images to be layered. You can learn more about the features of the software here.