SECTION 1 THE BASICS
What is a haemocytometer --> FLASH animation

What does it do? --> FLASH animation
The main features --> FLASH animation
Preparing the cells --> FLASH animation
Viewing the cells under a microscope --> FLASH animation
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SECTION 2 COUNTING THE CELLS

TITLE: WHAT IS A HAEMOCYTOMETER?

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A haemocytometer (haemo = English spelling, hemo = American spelling) is a small glass chamber used for determining the number of cells per unit volume of a suspension .

The glass chamber resembles a thick microscope slide and consists of a trough and two counting areas which are etched onto the glass. A coverslip is then placed over the chamber.

Haemocytometry is a quick and cheap method of counting cells and requires a simple calculation to be made to determine the number of cells per unit volume.

 

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