cellulose stain

Tamara Western western at Botany.UBC.CA
Sat Mar 28 16:38:08 EST 1998

       I am looking for a cellulose-specific stain.  Can anyone
recommend anything?  I was going to use Calcofluor white (aka
Fluorescent brightener 28) but further reading showed me it also
stains acidic polysaccharides (pectin) so it isn't reasonable for


Tamara L. Western
Botany Dept, UBC
6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4  CANADA
(western at botany.ubc.ca)
A miracle in the first place:
  cows will be cows.
   -- Wislawa Szymborska

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