Kasim Sader

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We have quantitated the degree of structural preservation in cryo-sections of a vitrified biological specimen. Previous studies have used sections of periodic specimens to assess the resolution present, but preservation before sectioning was not assessed and so the damage due particularly to cutting was not clear. In this study large single crystals of(More)
Images of radiation-sensitive specimens obtained by electron microscopy suffer a reduction in quality beyond that expected from radiation damage alone due to electron beam-induced charging or movement of the specimen. For biological specimens, charging and movement are most severe when they are suspended in an insulating layer of vitreous ice, which is(More)
Thin sections of biological tissue embedded in plastic and cut with an ultramicrotome do not generally display useful details smaller than approximately 50 A in the electron microscope. However, there is evidence that before sectioning the embedded tissue can be substantially better preserved, which suggests that cutting is when major damage and loss of(More)
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