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Capsule Stain Protocols

  • Authors: Roxana B. Hughes 1, Ann C. Smith 2
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    Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 76203; 2: Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742
  • Citation: Roxana B. Hughes, Ann C. Smith. 2007. Capsule stain protocols.
  • Publication Date : September 2007
  • Category: Protocol
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FIG. 1. Encapsulated Bacillus sp. grown on skim milk medium and stained using Maneval's method. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

Source: September 2007
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FIG. 2. Encapsulated Streptococcus lactis stained with Anthony's capsule stain. (Gary E. Kaiser, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville campus, Baltimore, MD)

Source: September 2007
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FIG. 3. Nonencapsulated Bacillus megaterium grown in skim milk broth and stained with Anthony's capsule stain. (Roxana B. Hughes, University of North Texas, Denton, TX)

Source: September 2007
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FIG. 9. Nonencapsulated Staphylococus epidermidis grown on skim milk medium and stained using Maneval's method. (Ann C. Smith, University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

Source: September 2007
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FIG. 6. Encapsulated Klebsiella pneumoniae grown in nutrient broth and stained using the Anthony's capsule stain. Note that no capsule is visible because no milk or other proteinaceous material was present or added to take up the crystal violet stain and provide a background.

Source: September 2007
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FIG. 7. Encapsulated Serratia marcescens grown in skim milk broth and stained with Anthony's capsule stain. (Roxana B. Hughes, University of North Texas, Denton, TX)

Source: September 2007
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