Microscopy, Cells, Organelles, Mitosis

Learning objectives

  • Understand and be able to describe how the most common dye combination, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stains various components of cells and tissues.
  • Identify cells and subcellular organelles.
  • Relate the appearance of a cell as seen with the light microscope (LM) with that with the electron microscope (TEM, transmission electron microscope).
  • Recognize and understand the stages in mitosis.

Lab activities

  1. Cells, Organelles: Basic and Acid Stains
  2. Cells, Organelles: Histochemistry
  3. Cells, Organelles: Polarity & Cellular Specializations
  4. Mitosis
  5. Microscopy, Cells, Organelles, Mitosis: Electron Micrographs
  6. Questions
  7. Answers