fluorescence microscopy

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Fluorescent microscopy uses a high intensity light to illuminate the sample. This light excites fluorescence species in the sample, which then emit light of a longer wavelength. A fluorescent microscope also produces a magnified image of the sample, but the image is based on the second light source -- the light emanating from the fluorescent species -- rather than from the light originally used to illuminate, and excite, the sample. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14755292 ]

Synonyms: fluorescence imaging

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