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A '''Mounting medium''' is a liquid, polymer, resin, etc, used to mount microscopical specimens before examination. Its most important attributes are refractive index, viscosity, transparency, long-term chemical stability, and preservation of the specimen, esp. its fluorophores.  
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A '''Mounting medium''' is a liquid, polymer, resin, etc, used to mount microscopical specimens before examination. Its optical attributes (refractive index, transparency) and physical/chemical properties (viscosity, stability, preservation of the specimen) are crucial. Mounting media for fluorescent microscopy often contain anti-fading agents to lengthen the life of fluorophores by quenching free radicals generated during illumination of the specimen.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:15, 27 April 2010

A Mounting medium is a liquid, polymer, resin, etc, used to mount microscopical specimens before examination. Its optical attributes (refractive index, transparency) and physical/chemical properties (viscosity, stability, preservation of the specimen) are crucial. Mounting media for fluorescent microscopy often contain anti-fading agents to lengthen the life of fluorophores by quenching free radicals generated during illumination of the specimen.

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