Quantum dots (QDs) are nanoscale semiconductor particles with unique optical and electronic properties that make them valuable for a variety of applications, including fluorescence imaging. In fluorescence imaging, QDs are used as fluorescent probes for a range of biological applications, such as in vitro cell imaging, in vivo imaging, and molecular biology. This article provides an overview of the recent advancements in QD-based fluorescence imaging and discusses the benefits and limitations of QDs compared to traditional fluorescent probes.
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Keywords: fluorescence imaging, quantum dots, biological applications, in vitro, in vivo, molecular biology