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A low-profile cutter assembly for use on a microscope and related cutting method are provided. The cutter assembly includes a support subassembly having a mounting ring for receiving and engaging the objective of a microscope. A cutter subassembly carried by the support subassembly is displaceable between a home and a forward position in response to actuation. Upon reaching the forward position, additional actuation causes the front end of the cutter subassembly to pivot toward the stage, thereby placing a cutter adjacent to or in contact with the specimen. By selectively actuating the cutter subassembly, multiple cuts may be performed, as necessary or desired for cutting a spore or isolating a particular specimen.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Muse, Richard R.; Vaillancourt, Lisa J.; and Young, William J., "Cutter Assembly for Microscope and Related Method" (2003). Plant Pathology Faculty Patents. 2.