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Confocal laser scanning microscopy; a new technique for investigating and illustrating fossil Radiolaria

Barry O'Connor
Confocal laser scanning microscopy; a new technique for investigating and illustrating fossil Radiolaria
Micropaleontology (1996) 42 (4): 395-401

Abstract

Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), a technique newly applied to the study of fossil Radiolaria, offers the radiolarist clear views of single optical planes of specimens, unhindered by many of the optical effects of conventional light microscopy, while obviating the need to section or break specimens. Resulting images are of a clarity unsurpassed by conventional light microscopy and, as they are saved on computer, are easily viewed, manipulated, enhanced, measured and converted to hard copy. Used in conjunction with common radiolarian study methods CLSM is a powerful tool for gaining additional information with relatively little extra effort.


ISSN: 0026-2803
Coden: MCPLAI
Serial Title: Micropaleontology
Serial Volume: 42
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Confocal laser scanning microscopy; a new technique for investigating and illustrating fossil Radiolaria
Author(s): O'Connor, Barry
Affiliation: University of Auckland, Department of Geology, Auckland, New Zealand
Pages: 395-401
Published: 1996
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
References: 18
Accession Number: 1997-036448
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 plates
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science), Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Update Code: 199712
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