cover slip


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cover slip

or

coverslip

(kŭv′ər-slĭp′)
n.
A small thin piece of glass used to cover a specimen on a microscope slide. Also called cover glass.
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To check the initial infection, cover slips were removed from some wells and air dried immediately (at 1 hour).
To determine the effect of cAMP on appressorial formation, 10 per cent of 5mM cAMP was mixed directly to the conidial suspension and 30 [micro]L of the suspension was placed on glass slide and cover slip surface fixed on the glass slide.
Although the height of the peaks are similar on the untreated cover slip (25 nm) and the cover slip treated with 5N NaF (23 nm), there is variation in the number of peaks (7 x [10.
It may be necessary to push down on the cover slip or dilute the sample, either of which could cause flocculation, which is one of the things that you would be evaluating.
Biofilms were grown on borosilicate cover slips in 50 ml Falcon tubes as described earlier.
Air-dried plant pollen was shaken from flowers, some part of it was applied on the slide and covered with a cover slip overlaid with liquefied glycerine jelly.
Abundance estimates for 2010 are roughly equivalent to the 1965 estimates and are based on the number of organisms counted in 15 drops of water in each of 26 samples: abundant, 4 or morespecimens /coverslip: common, 2-3 specimens/per coverslip: uncommon, 5-15 specimens/15 cover slips; rare, fewer than 5 specimens/15 cover slips.
A sterilized cover slip was carefully inserted at an angle of about 45- into a solidified medium in a petridish so that half of the coverslip was in the medium.
Samples were wet sanded and polished with 400 and 600 grit silicon carbide abrasive papers (Mager Scientific, Dexter, MI) until ink on the glass cover slips began to wear, indicating a thickness matching that of the cover slip.
Each part was made into spot squash by pressing it on the slide through cover slip.
Further grinding reduced the specimen to the final thickness and a cover slip was then placed on the slide.