Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Serial sectioning transmission electron microscopy

Serial sectioning transmission electron microscopy (ssTEM) is used in order to gain three dimensional information on ultrastructural level by imaging continuous series of ultra-thin sections.

Key publications using ssTEM

Mohr T., Meinertzhagen I.A., Fischer S. (2019) Novel type of sub‐retinal pigment shield in the miniaturized compound eye of Trichogramma evanescens. J Comp Neurol https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24745 

Fischer S., Lu Z., Meinertzhagen I.A. (2019) Three-dimensional ultrastructural organization of the ommatidium of the minute parasitoid wasp Trichogramma evanescens. Arthropod Structure and Development (48:35-48). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.12.003

Fischer S., Lu Z., Meinertzhagen I.A. (2017) From two to three dimensions: The importance of the third dimension for evaluating the limits to neuronal miniaturization in insects. J Comp Neurol. (526(4):653-662). https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.24358

Contact

Stefan Fischer
Assistant Professor
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