Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 3 - Microscopy and Staining - Self Quiz - Page 75: 9


(c) Acid-fast stain

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Acid-fast stain is frequently used to identify Mycobacterium and other bacteria whose cell walls contain high amounts of lipids. It uses carbolfuchsin which, if retained by acid-fast bacteria, will appear red. Non-acid-fast bacteria will appear blue.
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