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Light-emitting diode flashlights as effective and inexpensive light sources for fluorescence microscopy.

Robertson JB, Zhang Y, Johnson CH
J Microsc. 2009 236 (1): 1-4

PMID: 19772530 · PMCID: PMC2751867 · DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2818.2009.03208.x

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming more commonly used as light sources for fluorescence microscopy. We describe the adaptation of a commercially available light-emitting diode flashlight for use as a source for fluorescence excitation. This light source is long-lived, inexpensive and is effective for excitation in the range of 440-600 nm.

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Actins Animals Arabidopsis Chlorophyll Female Light Microscopy, Fluorescence Raccoons Seeds Uterus

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