book covers three areas: Historical background, optical principles involved in
diffraction and image formation in the light microscope; the basic modes of
light microscopy and electron microscopy; the components of modern electronic
imaging systems and the basic image-processing operations that are required to
prepare an image. Each chapter is introduced with theory regarding the topic at
hand, followed by descriptions of instrument alignment and image
a biologist and a practitioner of microscopy, the reader will observe that the book
is focused on how to align and operate microscopes with an abbreviated
treatment to the physical theory and principles involved. The content is not
difficult, so the demonstrations are valuable aids in absorbing essential
optical principles. They also allow time to pause and reflect on the economy
and aesthetic beauty of optical laws and principles.
carried out, the demonstrations and exercises also offer opportunities to help
the reader become acquainted with new biological specimens using a new mode of
light microscopy. . A basic glossary has also been included to aid readers not
already familiar with complex terminology.
DR. NISHA RAGHAVA
M.Phil., PhD., FBS, FISPP) Associate
Professor, FIST-DST sponsored, PG Department of Botany, S.M.M. Town (PG)
College, Ballia - 277001, U.P. (Affiliated to Jannayak Chandrashekhar
University, Ballia, Uttar Pradesh).
obtained her M.Sc and M.Phil degrees from IAS, Meerut University, Meerut and her
Ph.D degree under the guidance of Dr Pramod Kumar from Rohilkhand University,
more than three decades of research and teaching experience. Her list of
publications includes 35 research papers and 25 review articles in National and
International Journals. She has been a lifelong member of several Botanical Societies
of India and has guided four research students through their Ph.D.
DR. RAVINDRA PRATAP RAGHAVA
M.Phil., PhD., FBS, FISPP, MNASc) Associate Professor & Head, FIST-DST
sponsored, PG Department of Botany, S.M.M.Town (PG) College, Ballia - 277001,
U.P. (Affiliated to Jannayak Chandrashekhar University, Ballia, and Uttar
obtained his M.Sc, M.Phil & Ph.D degrees under the guidance of Prof. Y. S.
Murty (FNA), from IAS, Meerut University, Meerut. He has more than three
decades of research and teaching experience. His list of publications includes
50 research papers and 25 review articles in National and
International Journals. He has been a lifelong member of many
Botanical Societies of India and has guided nine research students through