Histochemical Staining


Histochemical staining colour‐codes biological structures and biomolecules, facilitating microscopic observation. This answers several questions simultaneously: what is this structure or molecule, where is it found, and how much of it is present?

Keywords: fixation; histopathology; histotechnology; microscopy; microtomy

Further Reading

Bancroft JK and Stevens A (1996) Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, 4th edn. New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Horobin RW (1988) Understanding Histochemistry: Selection, Evaluation and Design of Biological Stains. Chichester: Horwood.

Horobin RW and Bancroft JD (1998) Troubleshooting Histology Stains. New York: Churchill Livingstone.

Lillie RD (1977) Conn's Biological Stains, 9th edn. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

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Horobin, Richard William(Apr 2001) Histochemical Staining. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002644]