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Biological experimental raw data from: The Incubascope : A simple, compact and large field of view microscope for long-term

Citation

Badon, Amaury (2022), Biological experimental raw data from: The Incubascope : A simple, compact and large field of view microscope for long-term, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hdr7sqvjk

Abstract

Optical imaging has rapidly evolved in the last decades. Sophisticated microscopes allowing optical sectioning for 3D imaging or sub-diffraction resolution are available. Due to price and maintenance issues, these microscopes are often shared between users in facilities. Consequently, long term access is often prohibited and does not allow to monitor slowly evolving biological systems or to validate new models like organoids. Preliminary coarse long-term data that do not require do acquisition of terabytes of high-resolution images are important as a first step. By contrast with expansive all-in-one commercialized stations standard microscopes equipped with incubator stages offer a more cost-effective solution despite imperfect long run atmosphere and temperature control. Here, we present the Incubascope, a custom-made compact microscope that fits into a table-top incubator. It is cheap and simple to implement user-friendly and yet provides high imaging performances. The system has a field of view of 5.5×8 mm2, a 3 µm resolution, a 10 frames/second acquisition rate, and is controlled with a Python-based graphical interface. We exemplify the capabilities of the Incubascope on biological applications such as the hatching of Artemia salina eggs, the growth of the slime mold Physarum polycephalum and of encapsulated spheroids of mammalian cells.

Methods

The dataset was collected with the microscope developped in this work : The Incubascope. 
The dataset contains both fluorescence and bright field images.
No image processing was applied on the dataset

Usage Notes

All the raw data provided in this dataset are tiff files and can be opened easily with software such as ImageJ.