A new technique for preparing biominerals for atomic-force microscopy

LM Egerton-Warburton, ST Huntington, P Mulvaney, Brendan Griffin, R Wetherbee

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Abstract

We describe a methodology that enables the orienting and cleaving of biominerals to consistently yield low z-axis (height) surfaces suitable for high-resolution imaging by atomic-force microscopy. The methodology permits biominerals to be prepared without chemical fixation, resin embedding, or sectioning, and demonstrates a utility for a variety of silicified and calcified biominerals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
JournalProtoplasma
Volume204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Egerton-Warburton, LM., Huntington, ST., Mulvaney, P., Griffin, B., & Wetherbee, R. (1998). A new technique for preparing biominerals for atomic-force microscopy. Protoplasma, 204, 34-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01282291
Egerton-Warburton, LM ; Huntington, ST ; Mulvaney, P ; Griffin, Brendan ; Wetherbee, R. / A new technique for preparing biominerals for atomic-force microscopy. In: Protoplasma. 1998 ; Vol. 204. pp. 34-37.
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In: Protoplasma, Vol. 204, 1998, p. 34-37.

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Egerton-Warburton LM, Huntington ST, Mulvaney P, Griffin B, Wetherbee R. A new technique for preparing biominerals for atomic-force microscopy. Protoplasma. 1998;204:34-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01282291