Study Guide Lab Exam 1
LAB 1: Digital Microscopy of Live Cells
1. Compare and contrast brightfield, darkfield, and phase-contrast optics.
a. In brightfield (most common), the background is brightly lit and only colored
specimens that absorb
What to Know
1. Differences and common things about bf, pc and df.
a. Bright field is the most common. Referring to the background being brightly lit against a dark
background. Best used for naturally pigmented cells, or dead/stained cells. Most liv