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.

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  2. Normal observation

    Normal observation

  3. Sectioning observation

    Sectioning observation

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.

3D image construction
Using the All-in-One Fluorescence Microscope BZ-X800