What Are The Different Types Of Biology Tools And Their Uses?


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Thanks for your question. When it comes to studying biology, there are certain tools required in order to ascertain accurate findings. This allows scientists/biologists to further understand the ins and outs of biological life. The following are some of the tools used, and their specific uses.

  • Compound Microscope

This is the most commonly found instrument in the study of biology. The uses for this are that objects that are too small to be seen are amplified through magnification and can be examined closely. These types of microscopes are able to enlarge an object by as much as 1000 times, and more.

  • Electron Microscope

This is another instrument which is used as a microscope for tiny objects, however this allows the object to be magnified by over 1 million times. The difference between this and the above is that it uses an electron beam rather than a compound microscope.

  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

This is a tool to analyse the internal workings of micro cells

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

The benefit of this tool is that it allows 3 dimensional analysis of the object provided.

  • Homogenisation

This tool is used to inspect the inner components of cells. It is done by breaking down the surface barriers in order to access the cell's core.

There are also many other tools/methods used in biology study. Some other tools include centrifugation, chromatography, paper chromatography, column chromatography, gas chromatography, colorimetry, freeze etching and histochemistry.

I hope this helps.

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