Applications of Fluorescent Brighteners in Biological Techniques

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Science  26 May 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3465, pp. 1704-1705
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3465.1704


The visual labeling of various microorganisms has been accomplished with specific fluorescent ultraviolet-absorbing compounds that not only have been bound by the cell but have been transferred by it to subsequent growth. The possibility of application to genetic studies is suggested.