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Monthly Archives: October 2013

25 Oct

Negative staining can be used to study the morphology of bacterial cells and characterize some of the external structures, such as capsules, that are associated with bacterial cells.  Negative stains are acidic and have a negatively charged chromophore that does … Continue reading

11 Oct

Using a single stain to color a bacterial cell is commonly referred to as a simple stain.  The most common dyes for this type of stain are methylene blue, fuchsin, and crystal violet.  These dyes work well because they have … Continue reading