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    What type of microscope (Dissecting Microscope, Compound Light Microscope, TEM or SEM) you would use to examine the following specimens and explain WHY the choice of microscope is appropriate:

    a) human tooth
    b) human blood cell:
    c) mitochondrial membrane folding
    d) pollen grain surface structure

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    a) Human tooth: Dissecting Microscope
    The image that appears in a Dissecting Microscope is three dimensional. It is used for dissection to get a better look at the larger specimen. One cannot see individual cells because it has a low magnification but that is not required here.

    b) Human blood cell: ...

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    This solution discusses types of microscopes and how they are used to examine different specimens.