Dieterle stain

See under stain.

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a silver impregnation method for staining Legionella and other organisms. Slides are sensitized in uranyl nitrate, treated with gum mastic, incubated in silver nitrate, and developed in a solution of hydroquinone, sodium sulfite, acetone, formaldehyde, pyridine, and gum mastic. Cells stain black on a yellow-tan background.

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  • Dieterle stain — showing Treponema pallidum, the organism that causes syphilis. The Dieterle stain is a way of marking tissue for microscopic examination. It is used to find the organisms that cause cat scratch disease and syphilis and sensitive for mycobacterium …   Wikipedia

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