The changing point-spread function: single-molecule-based super-resolution imaging
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- Horrocks, M.H., Palayret, M., Klenerman, D. et al. Histochem Cell Biol (2014) 141: 577. doi:10.1007/s00418-014-1186-1
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Over the past decade, many techniques for imaging systems at a resolution greater than the diffraction limit have been developed. These methods have allowed systems previously inaccessible to fluorescence microscopy to be studied and biological problems to be solved in the condensed phase. This brief review explains the basic principles of super-resolution imaging in both two and three dimensions, summarizes recent developments, and gives examples of how these techniques have been used to study complex biological systems.