Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Appl Environ Microbiol. 1990 Jul;56(7):2245-7.

Alternate gram staining technique using a fluorescent lectin.

Author information

  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina, Wilmington 28403-3297.

Abstract

Fluorescence-labeled wheat germ agglutinin binds specifically to N-acetylglucosamine in the outer peptidoglycan layer of gram-positive bacteria. The peptidoglycan layer of gram-negative bacteria is covered by a membrane and is not labeled by the lectin. By exploiting this phenomenon, an alternative Gram staining technique has been developed.

PMID:
1697149
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC184591
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk