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What is the eyepiece?
The lens closest to the eye that we look through.
What is an ocular lens?

Magnification power?
The lens in the eyepiece.

Magnifies 10x.
What is the nosepiece?
It holds the objective lenses.

Rotates to change power.
What is the objective lens?

Magnification power?
Lenses in the nosepiece.

Magnifies 10, 40, 100x.
What is the Abbe Condenser?
It condenses and focuses the light after it passes through the diaphragm.
What is the Iris Diaphragm?
It controls the amount of light passing through to the Abbe Condenser.
What is the stage?
Holds the slide. Dials allow for precise movement.
What is the light source?
Illuminates the slides and varies amount for visibility.
What are the coarse and fine adjustments?
Both bring object into focus. Always use coarse first, followed by fine. Never use coarse adjustment on 100x.
Why is it convenient to have a parfocal microscope?
The specimen will stay in focus when rotated.
Why is it convenient to have a parcentral microscope?
The specimen will stay centered when rotated.
What is used to clean a dirty slide?
What is used to clean a dirty lens?
Fisher lens paper.
Name three basic morphologies of bacteria.
Coccus (cocci): round.

Bacillus (bacilli): aka rods.

What does it mean microorganisms are ubiquitous?
They are everywhere.
Bacterial species have 2 names. Name both.
1. Genus: always capitalized.

2. Specific epithet: not capitalized.

Both are always underlined or italicized.