M is for Methyl Green

Welcome to the A-Z series of staining where today we will be looking at methyl green, a synthetic, triphenylmethane-type cationic … Continue reading “M is for Methyl Green”

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L is for Luxol Fast Blue

Welcome to our A-Z series of staining where we will be looking at the letter L for Luxol Fast Blue. … Continue reading “L is for Luxol Fast Blue”

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K is for the Kinyoun Stain

Welcome to our A-Z series of staining where today we will be looking at the letter K for the Kinyoun … Continue reading “K is for the Kinyoun Stain”

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J is for Janus Green B

The ability to stain living cells without killing them is termed vital staining. Whether the cells are removed (supravital) or … Continue reading “J is for Janus Green B”

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I is for Iodine

Welcome to our continuing series on the A to Z of staining where today we will be looking at the … Continue reading “I is for Iodine”

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H is for Haematoxylin

In our last post, we explored Gram staining and mentioned that it was more common than some of our other … Continue reading “H is for Haematoxylin”

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G is for Gram Stain

In the seventh of our A-Z series, we look at a more common stain and one you are likely to … Continue reading “G is for Gram Stain”

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F is Fontana-Masson

Welcome to the sixth post of our staining A-Z, last time we spoke about eosin– one of the most common … Continue reading “F is Fontana-Masson”

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E is for Eosin

As one of the most commonly used laboratory chemicals, many of you will be familiar with the uses of eosin. … Continue reading “E is for Eosin”

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D is for DPX

Welcome to the fourth in our A-Z series- D is for DPX.   What is DPX? First, the mysterious initials- … Continue reading “D is for DPX”

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