MH030 – How many species of microoganisms are there?

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The uncertainty is high: The definition of a microbial species, and the difficulty of culturing them contributes to making the estimate on the total number of microbial species difficult. References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3160642/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2644

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[MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination

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[MH029] OCD: Fear of contamination
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[MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes

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[MH028] Ten common microscopy mistakes
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Try to avoid these mistakes when using a microscope! Here I talk about some common mistakes that I have seen beginning microscopists make. Watch the youtube video here.

[MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?

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[MH027] Can you identify parasites with a microscope?
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If you do not know which parasite to look for, then it can be difficult to identify them. Some parasites can be diagnosed entirely by looking at the symptoms, and a microscopic analysis is not necessary.

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[MH026] Why living things have they name that they have

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[MH026] Why living things have they name that they have
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In this episode, I will explain the naming of organisms. A basic understanding of this can prove to be quite useful also for the identification of microorganisms under the microscope.

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[MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?

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[MH025] How much magnification to you need to see bacteria?
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You can see bacteria already at a total magnification of 400x. But magnification is not everything. You also need to have sufficient contrast.

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[MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?

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[MH024] Why can you not see some specimen features with a microscope?
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There are several reasons, why you might not abel able to see some specimen features using a light microscope.

[MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it

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[MH023] Blurry microscope image: what to do against it
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In this episode, I give some advice on what you can do to obtain a crisp image using your microscope. Keywords: microscope, focus, image, picture, resolution, magnification

[MH022] What is the best microscope?

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[MH022] What is the best microscope?
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The best microscope is the one that you will use the most often. But on the more serious side: In this episode I will outline some of the quality considerations of microscopes, and this is not only limited to mechanical and optical quality. Keywords: microscope, Friedrich Löffler, compound microscope, Olympus, Zeiss, Nikon, Leica

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[MH021] How to capture videos of fast moving microorganisms?

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[MH021] How to capture videos of fast moving microorganisms?
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There are several things that you have to do to get a good picture of fast moving microorganisms: Restrict the movement of the microbes, ensure correct microscope settings, ensure correct camera settings. Keywords: specimen, camera, depth of field, field of view, focus, motion blur, exposure time