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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

How would I study viruses with a 2000x microscope?

I realize that I need an electron microscope to actually see the virus, but couldn't I be able to infect bacteria and study the bacteria?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You could also order some hela cells. These are needed to study animal cell viruses and are much bigger than bacteria. These may provide for a better host organism. An interesting story behind them check out this article in wikipedia.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeLa

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You could see the effects on cells by the virus, as an earlier post suggested, but about the only virus you can see under the light microscope is a poxvirus, since it's big enough to see. Besides, a good 2000x microscope would cost you a ton of cash!

    Source(s): virologist
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  • 1 decade ago

    Personally, I should think so.

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