The word ‘dense’ has been used in writings on microtechnique with 3 different meanings, to convey either (1) that a microscopical object is dense in the physical sense, or (2) that it is close-textured and therefore somewhat impermeable to the large, complex ions of certain dyes, or (3) simply that the object colours strongly with some particular dye. It is urged that the word should be used in microtechnique only in the first or physical sense.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 March 1963
The Use of the Word ‘Dense’ in Microtechnique
JOHN R. BAKER
Cytological Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University Museum, Oxford
Online Issn: 1477-9137
Print Issn: 0021-9533
Copyright © 1963 by the Company of Biologists Ltd.
J Cell Sci (1963) s3-104 (65): 107–108.
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JOHN R. BAKER; The Use of the Word ‘Dense’ in Microtechnique. J Cell Sci 1 March 1963; s3-104 (65): 107–108. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.s3-104.65.107
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