ArticlesScientific Apparatus and Laboratory Methods

A RAPID STAINING METHOD FOR RICKETTSIA ORIENTALIS

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Science  09 Nov 1945:
Vol. 102, Issue 2654, pp. 483
DOI: 10.1126/science.102.2654.483

Abstract

A rapid method for staining R. orientalis is described. Smears of infected tissues are defatted and stained in a dilute aqueous solution of methylene blue and basic fuchsin. Smears thus stained show R. orientalis as blue organisms on a pinkish-purple background.