Applying a Simple Stain to a Bacterial Culture

Applying a Simple Stain to a Bacterial Culture

Applying a simple stain to a bacterial culture is a technique that is used for examining the size, shape, and arrangement of a specimen. It uses a dye to stain the cells, making them easier to see under a microscope.

In this experiment, we will demonstrate the steps for applying a simple stain to the bacterial organism, staphylococcus.

Our hope is that after viewing this video, you will feel more confident and be better prepared to try applying a simple stain in a hands-on lab experience.

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This video was filmed on location at Gaston College.

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