[Histonet] Stain for Cellulose

Bryan Hewlett bhewlett <@t> cogeco.ca
Thu Nov 20 12:20:00 CST 2008


The alkaline Congo red method for amyloid will also stain cellulose.
Examined by polarisation microscopy, only amyloid and cellulose will give 
the characteristic green dichroic birefringence.
In addition, Congo red is fluorescent.


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Subject: [Histonet] Stain for Cellulose

>I am looking for a stain that will specifically label cellulose, mixed in 
> with other mammalian tisssue elements.  Any ideas?
> Tom Crowell
> Novartis Institute for BiomedicalReseach
> Cambridge, MA 
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