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Phase-Contrast Microscopy of Viruses

Nature volume 162, page 251 (14 August 1948) | Download Citation

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THOSE who have used phase-contrast microscopy will have been impressed by the apparent high resolving power of the method. It is frequently possible to observe very fine fibrils and particles with a clarity hitherto only obtained by dark-ground illumination. Thus, I have observed living Leptospira, said to be only 0·15 µ in Width, as well as very small granules inside bacteria.

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  1. Department of Human Anatomy, Oxford. July 10.

    • ROBERT BARER

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