Re: [Histonet] Botanical stains

From:Akemi Allison-Tacha

Dear Elizabeth,

If you really want to hear it from the horses mouth,
talk to Dr. Richard Horobin.  He is a wonderful man,
who truely loves histology!  He probably has more
degrees than a thermometer!  He is the editor for the
Biological Stain Commision's journal. His e-mail is:  

Give him my Best Regards & Next Time lets Share a

--- wrote:

> Elizabeth Wurdak asks about botanical stains:
> Many years ago, (many, many years ago !) when I
> attended basic laboratory  
> technique classes in London, the standard stain for
> botany was, I think,  
> Safranine and light green. The sections were a
> little thicker and a delight to  look 
> at. I am sure you could easily find the method in
> the Internet. Also,  
> strangely,  alcian blue and safranine can be used
> too. We used to hand  sections 
> with a cut throat razor.......
> Michael Titford
> USA Pathology
> Mobile AL USA
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