Quantitative Ultraviolet Microscopy

  • S. Witte
  • W. H. Bloss
  • P. Schwarzmann
  • G. Sträßle
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Quantitative description of the “chromatin texture” of cell nuclei is the main method of high resolution cytometry. It is usually performed on Papanicolaou-stained smears [10]. Other authors have analyzed fluorescent-stained cells which also show a similar nuclear texture [4]. A nuclear texture is apparent even after the rather vigorous hydrolytic procedure of the Feulgen pretreatment with subsequent fluorescent staining, and this nuclear texture can be described quantitatively [8]. The question arises as to the extent to which the nuclear structure is influenced by the fixation of the cell or by the staining procedures themselves.


Classification Experiment Absorption Image Cell Class Nonhistone Protein Cytology Laboratory 
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  • S. Witte
  • W. H. Bloss
  • P. Schwarzmann
  • G. Sträßle

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