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24, chemin de Borde Rouge -Auzeville - CS52627 31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex - France

Last update: May 2021

Menu Logo Principal Plant pathology unit - INRA AVIGNON

Pathologie vegetale

Zone de texte éditable et éditée et rééditée

Microscopy service

Mimosa pollen

© Isabelle Bornard- Pollen of mimosa

Service provider, this laboratory, housed in our research unit, is equipped with light and electron microscopes, offering the opportunity to observe samples of diverse origins. This laboratory, under the responsibility of Isabelle Bornard, welcomes staff from diverse INRAE laboratories and users outside the institute.


Objectives of the laboratory

  • Provide technical and scientific support to scientists
  • Make available microscopes through a system of rental
  • Perform services under contract after preliminary studies and project estimates
  • Provide training to new users


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Light microscopy

Light microscopy

- Stereomicroscopes and light microscopes: including phase contrast microscopy and fluorescence microscopy
- Possibility to store and process images


Confocal microscopy

Confocal microscopy

- Confocal SP8 (Leica)

Electron microscopy

Electron microscopy

- MEB XL30 (FEI- Philips)



Equipment and accessories for sample preparation

Equipment and accessories for sample preparation

- Ultramicrotome - Leica (Ultracut E)
- TEM turbo carbon coater Balzers (MED 10)
- Sputter coater- Balzers
- Critical point drying system


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The observations are performed on various organisms in diverse areas of research, including plant pathology, zoology, and seed production...

Some applications of microscopy use for bacteria
Some applications of microscopy use for fungi
Some applications of microscopy use for viruses



BORNARD Isabelle

 Isabelle BORNARD
 Tel :
  Fax :


Pathologie végétale-INRA PACA

 Unité de pathologie végétale
 rdc du bâtiment  "Patho1"
 Domaine saint Maurice
 67, allée des chênes
 F84143 Montfavet cedex
 Secrétariat :
 Download the pdf file of the map access


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