Under the Microscope: Motor End Plate

This episode of Under the Microscope focusses on a whole mount of a motor end plate. A motor end plate is where a bunch of nerves interface with striated muscle, allowing the nervous signals to co├Ârdinate muscle movements.

How it was taken:

All of my “under the microscope” images are taken in a similar way, and using the below equipment. In this case, focus stacking was conducted by capturing a number of images using my Nikon D5300 and the Focus Stacking rig, before stacking all the images into those below;

In the case of these samples, they were from a prepared university microscope slide collection and were from a rat I believe.

 

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