Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Vital Staining

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4392-1
This method uses several chemical dyes as staining solutions to differentiate between dead and living cells, respectively (dose dependent), to obtain coloration of cell organelles in living cells:
  • Giemsa solution

  • Methylene blue

  • Brilliant cresyl blue

  • Neutral red

  • Fluoresceins

Keywords

Living Cell Methylene Blue Cell Organelle Vital Staining Giemsa Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany