Observation of Hair Cells
Capturing clear images without fluorescence blurring
The cochlea in the inner ear is the sensory organ responsible for hearing.
Hair cells are arranged inside the cochlea and convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses.
When viewing slices of tissue, the cochlea has a three-dimensional structure.This structure causes hair cells inside the cochlea to be susceptible to fluorescence blurring during fluorescence observation. Hence, the cochlea is observed mainly with laser confocal microscopes.
Objective lens: CFI60 CFI Plan Apo λ 100xH
Sectioning + Z-stack
3D image construction
After images are captured at different focal planes, these images can be combined and displayed in 3D with a single click. Users can then rotate, zoom in or out, and analyze cross-sections of the 3D image to determine the fluorescent signal localization.
- Using the All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800