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Transgenic Nicotiana Benthamiana Plants Expressing a Hairpin RNAi Construct of a Nematode Rs-cps Gene Exhibit Enhanced Resistance to Radopholus Similis

Nematodes are harmful and difficult to control agricultural parasites. However, researchers have succeeded in creating a transgenic tobacco relative resistant to the nematode R. similis. Nematode imaging was performed with a Nikon Ti inverted microscope. Scientific Reports

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Stunning Microscopic View of Human Skin Cells Wins 2017 Nikon Small World Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. today continues celebrating its 100th anniversary by unveiling the winners of the 43rd annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, with Dr. Bram van den Broek of The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) taking first place for his photo of a skin cell expressing an excessive amount of keratin. He came across this peculiar but beautiful skin cell while researching the dynamics of keratin filaments with Andriy Volkov, a student in the Cell Biophysics group led by Professor Kees Jalink.

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Widefield – Confocal – Super-Resolution Workshop

Nikon is happy to announce a workshop on Seamless Imaging: Widefield – Confocal – Super-resolution at Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany from October 10-13. Bring your favorite sample and try out all three imaging techniques on the same Ti2 microscope! Please also join us for a talk on imaging techniques by Dr.s Klaus Nettesheim and Simone Lepper, followed by an application-specific talk by Dr. Guido Wabnitz (Heidelberg University).

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Timelapse of Dancing Plant Root Wins 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition

Nikon Instruments Inc. today unveiled the winners of the seventh annual Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition, awarding First Place to Daniel von Wangenheim from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria for his time lapse video following the root tip of Arabidopsis thaliana (also known as the Thale cress). The video reflects a time lapse of 17 hours and approximately 4mm of growth. Von Wangenheim and his colleagues are studying how plants perceive and respond to gravity. 

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