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4.5: Review of Staining Procedures

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    To help you review the staining procedures in Labs 3 and 4, fill out the table below with information about these staining procedures. This information should include (but not be limited to) the following:

    • What does the staining procedure tell you about bacterial cell structure, or the types of structures produced by bacteria?
    • Is the staining procedure used to detect specific types of cells? If so, what are they?
    • What do the positive and negative results look like at the end of the procedure?
    • Is there any clinical relevance to the results of the staining procedure?
    • Any other information that would help you to understand what the staining procedure detects and how it works.

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Staining Procedure Information
    Gram
    Ziehl-Neelson
    Schaeffer-Fulton
    Silver Nitrate
    Negative Staining

    This page titled 4.5: Review of Staining Procedures is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Joan Petersen & Susan McLaughlin.

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