anonymous
  • anonymous
An advantage of light microscopes compared to electron microscopes is that light microscopes allow you to view the surface of cells in greater detail than electron microscopes have a higher magnification capability because they use natural light allow you to view living cells, while electron microscopes do not have a greater resolution available because they use white light
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anonymous
  • anonymous
One big advantage of light microscopes is the ability to observe living cells. It is possible to observe a wide range of biological activity, such as the uptake of food, cell division and movement. Additionally, it is possible to use in-vivo staining techniques to observe the uptake of colored pigments by the cells. These processes can not be observed in real time using electron microscopes, as the specimen has to be fixed, and completely dehydrated (and is therefore dead). The low cost of optical microscopes makes them useful in a wide range of different areas, such as education, the medical sector or for hobbyists. Generally, optical and electron microscopes have different areas of application and they complement each other. Source: http://www.microbehunter.com/2009/01/22/electron-microscopes-vs-optical-light-microscopes/ So the answer is : C. Allow you to view living cells, while electron microscopes do not

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