, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 1014–1015 | Cite as

Controlled silver-staining of nucleolus organizer regions with a protective colloidal developer: a 1-step method

  • W. M. Howell
  • D. A. Black
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A 1-step silver-staining technique, requiring only 2 min to perform, is described for the differential staining of nucleolus organizer regions. A protective colloidal developer is used to control the reduction of the silver.


Organizer Region Nucleolus Organizer Region Nucleolus Organizer Differential Staining Protective Colloidal 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. M. Howell
    • 1
  • D. A. Black
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologySamford UniversityBirminghamUSA

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