GFP imaging

Forde, Brian b.g.forde at
Tue Aug 1 10:27:09 EST 2000

Hi all

I would be interested in knowing if anyone can recommend a good (and
inexpensive!) binocular fluorescence microscope for studying GFP expression in
plant tissues.
We want to look at Arabidopsis roots on agar plates, at a magnification of up
to around 60-90 times.

A separate question - what kind of digital camera would be suitable for
capturing the images - you can get expensive cooled colour digital cameras
(>?6000) which will certainly do the job, but has anyone found that a much
cheaper 'consumer' kind of digital camera is sufficient. to get reasonable

I'd be very grateful for any feedback.

Brian Forde

Prof. Brian G. Forde
Department of Biological Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ
tel. +44 (0)1524 594861 (direct line)
fax +44 (0)1524 843854
email b.g.forde at


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