|Bacteria captured under a phase contrast microscope.|
- Staining the microscope slide.
- Using a phase contrast microscope.
Microscope cell staining is a technique used to enable better visualization of cells and cell parts under the microscope. By using different stains, bacteria or a cell wall are easier to identify. Most stains can be used on non-living (fixed) cells, while only some types of stain can be used on living cells. There is an extensive list of the types of stains and those that can be used on living cells here.
|Phase Contrast Microscope|