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Electron microscopes

  • Developed in the 1930's
  • Can magnify objects up to 2 million times and still be clear enough to understand
  • Use a beam of electrons to sense the shape of objects
  • Can see all of the different parts of cells
  • More expensive to buy and maintain
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Light microscopes

  • Been around 350 years
  • Can magnify objects around 1500 its usual size
  • We can only see bacteria's shape
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