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 76: 16


(e) Negative staining

Work Step by Step

Negative staining is used when a specimen resists taking up the stain such as the capsule. The capsule is a layer of polysaccharide material that surrounds bacterial cells, and it repels the stain.
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