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Pointillist microscopy

The proteins used as fluorescent markers in cellular imaging are only a few nanometres in size, yet the image resolution is typically diffraction-limited to one hundred times this scale. Now, a new strategy exists for imaging intracellular structure and dynamics with 10 nm resolution.

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Figure 1: Pointillist microscopy techniques can be applied to the study of intracellular dynamics.

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Scherer, N. Pointillist microscopy. Nature Nanotech 1, 19–20 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2006.79

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