Electron Microscopy of the Cytoskeleton of Cultured Cells Article describe the preparation of cells for correlative electron microscopy after live light microscopic observation of fluorescently labeled cytoskeletal proteins microinjected into the same cells. Since identification of cytoskeletal elements in electron microscopic preparations is an essential part of any correlative study, procedures for immunogold labeling of cytoskeletal components and for myosin S1 decoration of actin filaments are also described.
Imaging and Measuring Biomolecules & Their Assemblies by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy The scanning transmission electron microscope precision and reproducibility of mass measurements are comparable with those of the analytical ultracentrifuge, the possibility of determining the mass not only of entire supramolecular assemblies but also of their distinct components has opened exciting new avenues which have occasionally been entered but are not yet fully explored. Includes: Principle and application (The GroEL:GroES complex).
Imaging of Fresh Arabidopsis Tissues in the Scanning Electron Microscope In recent years, the increased sensitivity of electron detectors and the availability of low-vacuum or variable-pressure systems have allowed imaging of fresh tissue samples without the need for fixation, drying, and coating. This obviously saves a lot of time, although the image quality may not be as good as that obtained from fixed samples. However, for most applications that tend to be at a relatively low magnification, the quality can be as good as that obtained from fixed samples.