A note on the staining of bacterial capsules

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  • SDG 12
  • Abstract:

    The efficiency of Muir's capsule stain could be much increased by adding a surface-active agent (CTAB) to the primary carbol-fuchsin stain, and by using 0•1 per cent. alkaline methylene blue as a counter stain. Heating of the stain was not necessary.