The Interpretation of Ultrastructure

The Interpretation of Ultrastructure

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: R. J. C. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282015

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The Interpretation of Ulstrastructure is a collection of papers dealing with techniques in ulstrastructural research such as in fixation, reversed staining, ultrastructure in embryos and in plants, control of observations by light microscopy, and cytochemistry at the electron microscope level. One paper describes various fixatives used on rat liver tissue including a standard osmium tetroxide solution, pure melted osmium tetroxide, and strong osmium tetroxide solutions in carbon tetrachloride. Another paper points out that the use of electron micrographs of the cell nucleus and chromosomes should include approaches to chromosome analysis. For the investigator studying the three dimensional organization of chromosomes, his approaches should include classical cytology and cytogenetics, chemical and cytochemical studies on nuclei, as well as chemical and physical analysis of nucleic acid and nucleoprotein molecules. Several papers discuss the study of natural and artificial DNA-plasma by thin sections, an assessment of negative staining techniques for revealing ultrastructure, and other approaches in the study of biological ultrastructure by high-resolution electron microscopy. The collection will benefit microbiologists, biotechnologists, and academicians connected with the biological sciences.

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  • List of Contributors


    Chemical Fixatives for Electron Microscopy

    Water Soluble Embedding Media for Ultrastructural Cytochemistry. Digestion with Nucleases and Proteinases

    Critical Evaluation of Ultrastructural Patterns with Respect to Fixation

    Interpretation of Ultrastructure in the Cell Nucleus

    Correlation of Electron Microscope and X-Ray Diffraction Data in Ultrastructure Studies of Lipoprotein Membrane Systems

    Quantitative Electron Microscopy

    Cytology and Microcytology of Living and Fixed Cytoplasmic Constituents in the Eggs of Tubifex and the Cell of Amoeba Proteus

    Light and Electron Microscopic Study of Membranous Cytoplasmic Organelles

    Nucleosidephosphatase Activities of Cytomembranes

    Combination of Cytochemical Staining Methods for Enzyme Localization with Electron Microscopy

    Nucleoprotein Localization in Electron Micrographs: Metal Binding and Radioautography

    The Study of Natural and Artificial DNA-Plasms by Thin Sections

    Negative Staining and its Use in the Study of Viruses and their Serological Reactions

    An Assessment of Negative Staining Techniques for Revealing Ultrastructure

    The Finer Structure of the Mitotic Apparatus

    Interpretation of the Ultratexture in Growing Plant Cell Walls

    The Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction Analysis of Natural Cellulose

    The Molecular Structure of Lipid-Water Systems and Cell Membrane Models Studied with the Electron Microscope

    The Evolution of Intracellular Phospholipid Membrane Systems

    Recovery of Virus from the Blood of Rats with Induced Leukaemia

    Electron Microscopy in the Study of Embryonic Differentiation

    New Approaches in the Study of Biological Ultrastructure by High-Resolution Electron Microscopy

    Author Index

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  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282015

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R. J. C. Harris

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