- Reflect on your success with the gram stain. Provide a complete analysis of your stain technique and results. Did you have success with several different bacteria? If you had problems discuss them and your plan to improve your success next time.
- Rate your confidence from 1-5 (1=completely confident, 5=not very confident) on being able to accurately perform and assess a gram stain. If you are not very confident (3, 4, or 5), please see your instructor for help and a pep talk!
- Smith, Ann C., Hussey, Marise A. The Gram Stain, in Laboratory Protocols. ASM Microbe Library. July 2013 www.microbelibrary.org/component/resource/gram-stain/2886-gram-stain-protocols. Accessed 11/25/15
- Gram, Christian, The differential staining of Schizomycetes in tissue sections and in dried preparations. 1884. www.microbelibrary.org/images/stories/ML_2.0/1884p215.pdf. Accessed 12/11/15
Contributors and Attributions
Kelly C. Burke (College of the Canyons)