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Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) and its application to fossil dinoflagellate cysts

5. Summary of experiences

Best results are yielded in fluorescence mode with only slightly compressed specimens embedded in glycerine jelly slides. All examined specimens showed (auto-) fluorescence. Fuchsine turned out to be a fluorescent dye. Prolonged and multiple scanning causes bleaching and must be avoided.