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Confocal Laser Scanning Light Microscopy

  1. Stephen Paddock

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002993



How to Cite

Paddock, S. 2001. Confocal Laser Scanning Light Microscopy. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


The confocal laser scanning microscope is an improved design of light microscope used for imaging fixed or living tissues that are usually labelled with one or more fluorescent probes.


  • microscopy;
  • confocal;
  • fluorescence;
  • 3D reconstruction;
  • laser