Infrared Color Photography: Selective Demonstration of Bacteria

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Science  12 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3811, pp. 199-200
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3811.199


A microscopic procedure employs infrared color photography to enable visualization of unstained microorganisms in natural habitats. The procedure can be used for either living or dead microorganisms; it enables visualizaion of microbial cells embedded within component materials of the habitat.