Exploring Living Cells and Molecular Dynamics with Polarized Light Microscopy

  • S. Inoué
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 87)


Here, I would like to discuss the reasons, and methods, for using polarized light microscopy for studying the organization, and function, of living cells. In illustrating these points, I will be relying on some biological examples that I am particularly familiar with, namely, those related to the events of mitosis and cell division, which represent some of the more fundamental and critical events in the life of all living organisms.


Polarize Light Microscopy Meiotic Spindle Liquid Crys Extinction Factor Cell Plate Formation 
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