This chapter deals with basic techniques of scanning and transmission electron microscopy applicable to stem cell imaging. It is sometimes desirable to characterize the fine structure of embryonic and adult stem cells to supplement the images obtained by phase-contrast and confocal immunofluorescent microscopy to compare with the microstructure of cells and tissues reported in the literature. This would help confirm their true identity whilst defining their surface and internal morphology. The intention is to put a face on stem cells during their differentiation.
|Title of host publication||Methods in Molecular Biology - Stem Cell Assays|
|Editors||Mohan C Vemuri|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Pages||21 - 41|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|