The inverted microscope is a light microscope in which the sample is illuminated from above and examined from below.
Inverted microscope technique
Unlike conventional light microscopy where the light arrives on the sample from below and it is examined from above, the light source in the inverted microscope is placed above the sample and the lenses below it. This non-standard examination configuration can be used for all methods of microscopy (fluorescence, phase contrast, etc.)
Use of the inverted microscope
This microscope is extensively used to study cell cultures in vitro but can also be used more generally to observe thick objects or those on the base of Petri dishes.
Cell cultures are often examined using an inverted microscope. © DR
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