Differentiation Help

Mike maj at unforgettable.com.nospam
Mon Mar 1 08:31:28 EST 1999


I'm a university student in a microbio intro course and we're working with
unknowns.  Many in the class, including myself, are having a difficult time
differentiating between rods and cocci on student-prepared Gram stain slides
at 1000X oil-immersion magnification.  Often they look like rods but also
dividing cocci.  The little "bugs" are just so small.

Any tips for the beginner?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Mike





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