jorge2 at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 17 08:22:09 EST 1998
Peter Herman wrote:
> tan poh ewe wrote:
> > Can anyone tell me the mechanism of heat fixing in a smear like gram stain.
> > How does heating help fix the material on the slide????
> > Thank you.
> > tpe
> The analogy I always use for class is an egg in a frying pan with no
> butter. If you heat it enough it sticks. If you heat it to much it
> chars. If you heat it before it is dry you poach it and the cell (egg)
> is denatured without sticking.
Pretty good analogy!
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