Thursday, March 18, 2010

Phytology and Zoology Microscope Prepared Slides

Captured at 400x magnification, this fern gametophyte was captured using the National Optical DC5-163 digital biological microscope. A fern gametophyte is formed when the spore wall cracks under appropriate moist conditions. The fern gametophyte is the intermediate stage from the spore to adult fern, and has only half the genetic material of the adult fern.

Also captured at 400x magnification with a digital microscope, this image of hydrodictyon is known as water net. Hydrodictyon can be found in clean, nutrient-dense water, sometimes overwhelming lakes, irrigation ditches and even rice fields.

These are a few examples of the zoology prepared microscope slide kit that can be purchased from Microscope World.