15/03/16: "The Hungry Maggot" or "The Art of Image Interpretation"

Microscopy is the easiest thing in the world!

Many people believe this: quickly slide a sample into the microscope, press the recording button. And already the truthful pictures are ready!

But it's not quite that simple. Because even images can lie if the interpretation is incorrect. This applies in particular to images from electron microscopes, which enable us to immerse ourselves in fascinating - and at the same time foreign - micro-worlds.

Our conclusion: in order to avoid false conclusions expertise, experience and patience are absolutely essential.

PS: This is not a hungry maggot, but a joint of an plant louse tentacle! Good thing we were careful......

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