, Volume 105, Issue 1-2, pp 129-133

The fluorochrome, calcofluor white, binds oriented to structural polysaccharide fibrils

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The parallel oriented cellulose microfibrils of the bristles ofAcanthosphaera zachariasi show difluorescence after staining with the fluorochrome calcofluor white ST. This dye thus is adsorbed oriented parallel to the microfibrillar longitudinal axis.