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Microscope Slide Holders

Microscope Slide Storage

When working with microscopes, you will soon understand the importance of correctly storing those ever essential accessories such as your microscope slides. Keeping your slides clean and ready for use provides for an efficient and productive working day.

For safety and convienience, you can't be without some form of storage for the microscope slides allowing them to be kept in a well organized manner while maintaining a clean and tidy work environment with easy access to equipment.

With a range of options including different sizes, construction materials - such as the traditional wooden microscope slide holder box, and varying styles to suit permanent positions on a desk, or fully padded pocket carriers, there is something to suit every possible need.

A great way to store and organize your microscope slides is with microscope holders and microscope slide storage containers. The slide holders allow you to keep the slides safe and protected inbetween usage.

You can also cataloge certain microscope slides in boxes and holders for easy access and quick recall. Always keeping your microscope slides free of finger prints and other impurities will assure accurate results every time. A microscope slide case will help with organization in a simple, divided box.

Cells, tissues and organs

Biology cell types

Unicellular organisms such as euglena contain all the structures necessary to exist on their own and be independent from other cells.

However, the cells in large, multicellular organisms are generally specialised, and therefore need to work together with other cells for the survival of the organism.

For example, a single cheek cell cannot exist on its own for very long and will die after a short time outside the body.

Cells of the same type are generally found together in tissues. A tissue is a group of similar cells organised to do a particular job.

For example, the muscle tissue in the wall of your stomach and gut is made from muscle cells. The nerve tissue in your brain and spinal cord is made from nerve cells.

In multicellular organisms, various tissues are arranged into a structure called an organ. An organ is a collection of specialised tissues that has a particular function.

For example, a leaf whose main function is to make food contains food-making tissue, transport tissue, support tissue and lining tissue.

The stomach is an organ whose function is to break down (digest) food. It contains glandular tissue which produces substances that chemically break down foods, muscle tissue which churns the food, and connective tissue which holds the other tissues together.

The tissues in the stomach have a number of functions. Cells in the gland tissue make chemicals that help digest foods, and muscle tissue moves the stomach to help mix the food.