Preparing Hydra for Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Richard L. Wood


The observation of fixed and sectioned material by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has become a routine extension of light-microscopic methodology. The superior resolution of the electron microscope has obvious advantages for correlative studies of structure and function at the macromolecular level. Modem preparative methods allow the use of a variety of ancillary techniques such as cytochemistry and electron-dense tracers, as well as simply viewing adjacent sections by TEM and light microscopy.


Tannic Acid Propylene Oxide Sodium Cacodylate Buffer Septate Junction Ancillary Technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Wood
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  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Southern California, School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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