What Are The Tools That Used In Biology?


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A light microscope is also known as an optical microscope, and it's one of the most common tools used in biology. It's one of the most basic, too, and they work by using a number lenses and visible light to be able to magnify small specimens that are being studied in a lab. Specimens may be organisms like bacteria, or even bodily organs - so the sizes do vary quite a bit. Samples will be placed on thin pieces of glass that are called microscope slides, and they are usually joined by a king of liquid that is used for preserving the specimen, as well as aiding the biologist's ability to study the specimen by using the microscope.

Forceps are required, too. They look a lot like tweezers and they are used primarily to be able to retrieve samples from organs or tissue, for them to be later placed onto the aforementioned microscope slides.

You probably know about scalpels, too. Scalpels are really small and sharp objects that are usually between four and five inches in length. They have the sharp blade on one end and are considerably sharper than normal kitchen knives, as they are used for the dissection of tissue and organs.

In microbiology, petri dishes are used as well. A petri dish is a shallow dish that has a lid, and they are made of either plastic or glass. They contain a substance at the bottom, a gel, that bacteria are able to feed on with ease. They are used to be able to either culture cells or preserve/grow samples. They will then be used to observe results or observe microorganisms.

Pipettes are used as well and these are small plastic containers that can easily transfer liquids because of their vacuous properties.

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