Biology lab #3 Microscope and Cells

Biology lab #3 Microscope and Cells - characteristics each...

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Benny Wong 9/20/09 Sunday Biology Lab #3 Microscope and Cells Purpose: In this lab, the compound microscope and stereoscopic microscope were introduced along with the usage of each part and basic microscope techniques. The compound microscope enlarges minute objects and specimens to a higher degree of magnification that is easily viewable, by utilizing a short focal length. The stereoscopic microscope has a relatively low magnification setting that is best used for viewing and manipulating large objects. Afterwards, unicellular organisms, aggregate and colonial organisms were examined for their unique characteristics. Upon learning their
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Unformatted text preview: characteristics, each group was given a culture of pond water to examine what different organisms were present in the pond water. Results: Other answers are in the lab manual Tube # Means of Locomotion Cell Wall (+/-) Chloroplasts (+/-) Organization Eukaryote (yes or no) 1 Cilia--Random/aggregate Yes 2 Pseudopodia--Random/aggregate Yes 3 None-+ aggregate Yes Significance: Based on the data from the culture of the pond water, most of the organisms found were eukaryotic. They are also organized mainly in an aggregate organization. The microscope facilitated the process of examining small organisms and compounds....
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