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Introduction to Fluorescence

Selected Literature References

The field of fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy is experiencing a renaissance with the introduction of new techniques such as confocal, multiphoton, deconvolution, time-resolved investigations, and total internal reflection, coupled to the current advances in chromophore and fluorophore technology. Green Fluorescence Protein is rapidly becoming a labeling method of choice for molecular and cellular biologists who can now explore biochemical events in living cells with natural fluorophores. Taken together, these and other important advances have propelled the visualization of living cells tagged with specific fluorescent probes into the mainstream of research in a wide spectrum of disciplines. The reference materials listed below were utilized in the construction of the introductory fluorescence section in the Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer.

Books, Book Chapters, and Review Articles

Introduction to fluorescence techniques., Haugland, R. P., Gregory, J., Spence, M. T. Z., Johnson, I., and Miller, E., in Handbook of Fluorescent Probes and Research Products., Molecular Probes, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, pages 1-6 (2002).

Looking into a living cell., van Borren, M., Brandy, N. R., Ravelsloot, J., and Westerhoff, H. v., in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Imaging and Probes: New Tools in Chemical, Physical, and Life Sciences., Kraayenhof, R., Visser, A. J. W. G., and Gerritsen, H. C. (editors), Springer, New York, pages 361-372 (2002).

Molecular Fluorescence: Principles and Applications., Valeur, B., Wiley-VCH, New York, Chapters 1-3, pages 3-71 (2002).

Color produced by vibrations and rotations., Nassau, K., in The Physics and Chemistry of Color: The Fifteen Causes of Color., Wiley-Interscience (John Wiley and Sons), New York, pages 69-80 (2001).

Fluorescence microscopy., Murphy, D. B., in Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging., Wiley-Liss, New York, pages 177-204 (2001).

New Trends in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Applications to Chemical and Life Sciences., Valeur, B. and Brochon, J.-C. (editors), Springer, New York, Chapters 1-3, pages 1-60 (2001).

Fluorescence microscopy., Rost, F. and Oldfield, R., in Photography with a Microscope., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 141-152 (2000).

Intrinsic fluorescence of proteins., Eftink, M. R., in Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 6: Protein Fluorescence., Lakowicz, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, pages 1-16 (2000).

An introduction to fluorescence microscopy., Reichman, J., in Handbook of Optical Filters For Fluorescence Microscopy., Chroma Technology Corporation, Brattleboro, Vermont, pages 2-7 (2000).

What is fluorescence?., Hibbs, A. R., in Confocal Microscopy for Biologists: An Intensive Introductory Course., BIOCON, Specialists in Confocal Microscopy, Victoria, Australia, pages 81-88 (2000).

Introduction to fluorescence., Lakowicz, J., in Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy., Kluwer Academic and Plenum Publishers, New York, pages 1-24 (1999).

Introduction to Fluorescence Spectroscopy., Sharma, A. and Schulman, S. G., Techniques in Analytical Chemistry Series, Wiley-Interscience (John Wiley and Sons), New York, Chapters 1-3, pages 1-100 (1999).

Fluorescence., Goldstein, D. J., in Understanding the Light Microscope: A Computer-Aided Introduction., Academic Press, New York, pages 90-97 (1999).

Fundamentals of fluorescence., Herman, B., in Fluorescence Microscopy, 2nd Edition., series: Royal Microscopical Society Microscopy Handbooks, Volume 40, Bios Scientific Publishers, Oxford, United Kingdom, pages 1-14 (1998).

Fluorescence., Foster, B., in Optimizing Light Microscopy for Biological and Clinical Laboratories., Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, pages 72-78 (1997).

Fluorescence microscopy., Bradbury, S. and Evennett, P., in Contrast Techniques in Light Microscopy., BIOS Scientific Publishers, Ltd., Oxford, United Kingdom, pages 91-100 (1996).

Fluorescence microscopy: State of the art., Herman, B., in Fluorescence Microscopy and Fluorescent Probes, Volume 1., Slavik, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, 306 pages (1996).

Quantitative fluorescence measurements., Becker, P. L., in Fluorescence Imaging Spectroscopy and Microscopy., Wang, X. and Herman, B. (editors), in Chemical Analysis, A Series of Monographs on Analytical Chemistry and its Applications, Volume 137, Winefordner, J. (editor), John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, pages 1-30 (1996).

History of fluorescence microscopy., Rost, F., in Fluorescence Microscopy, Volume 2., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 183-195 (1995).

Applications of Fluorescence Microscopy., Olympus Optical Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 35 pages (1994).

Fluorescence microscopy., Oldfield, R., in Light Microscopy: An Illustrated Guide., Wolfe Publishing, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, pages 105-118 (1994).

Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 4: Probe Design and Chemical Sensing., Lakowicz, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, 501 pages (1994).

Atoms and light., Burnie, D., in Eyewitness Science: Light., DK Publishing, New York, pages 44-45 (1992).

Fluorescence: physics and chemistry., Rost, F., in Fluorescence Microscopy, Volume 1., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pages 11-34 (1992).

Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 3: Biochemical Applications, Lakowicz, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, 390 pages (1992).

Use of the Olympus Fluorescence Microscope., Hamashima, Y., Olympus Optical Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 56 pages (1992).

Fluorescence microscopy., James, J. and Tanke, H., in Biomedical Light Microscopy., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, pages 50-61 (1991).

Fluorescence quenching: Theory and applications., Eftink, M. R., in Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 2: Principles., Lakowicz, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, pages 53-127 (1991).

Fundamentals of fluorescence microscopy., White, R. A., Kutz, K. J., and Wampler, J. E., in Topics in Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Volume 1: Techniques., Lakowicz, J. (editor), Plenum Press, New York, pages 379-410 (1991).

Photobleaching, photoactivation, and quenching., Rost., F. W. D., in Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy., Cambridge University Press, New York, pages 115-127 (1991).

Nikon Fluorescence Microscopes Technical Bulletin., Nikon Instrument Group Inc., Garden City, New York, 59 pages (1990).

Introduction to fluorescence., Ploem, J. S. and Tanke, H. J., in Introduction to Fluorescence Microscopy., series: Royal Microscopical Society Microscopy Handbooks, Volume 10, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pages 1-4 (1987).

Worthwhile Facts About Fluorescence Microscopy., Holz, H., Carl Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany, 47 pages (1975).

Background and physical principles., Pesce, A. J., Rosen, C.-G., and Pasby, T. L., in Fluorescence Spectroscopy: An Introduction for Biology and Medicine., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pages 1-36 (1971).

Interactions of light and matter., Slayter, E., in Optical Methods in Biology., Wiley-Interscience (John Wiley and Sons), New York, pages 119-152 (1970).

Fluorescence Analysis in Ultraviolet Light., Radley, J. and Grant, J., Chapman and Hall, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 560 pages (1959).


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