, Volume 105, Issue 1–2, pp 129–133

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

  • W. Herth
  • E. Schnepf

DOI: 10.1007/BF01279855

Cite this article as:
Herth, W. & Schnepf, E. Protoplasma (1980) 105: 129. doi:10.1007/BF01279855


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.


Acanthosphaera Calcofluor white Cellulose microfibrils Difluorescence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Herth
    • 1
  • E. Schnepf
    • 1
  1. 1.ZellenlehreUniversity HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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