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Far-field Light Microscopy

  1. Christoph G Cremer

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005922



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Cremer, C. G. 2006. Far-field Light Microscopy. eLS. .

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  1. University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

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Far-field light microscopy has reemerged as one of the major tools for studying the structure and dynamics of the human genome. This is due to the combination of multispectral molecular labeling and to the development of advanced instrumentation with increased optical, topological and size resolution.


  • light microscopy;
  • genome nanoscopy;
  • chromatin structure;
  • ultrahigh resolution;
  • point spread function engineering