Two lignin methods

C.J. O'Kelly COKelly at
Mon Feb 1 14:15:13 EST 1993

In article <1993Jan31.03105.21141 at>, Tony Travis
(ajt at asks:

. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who knows about lignin histology
. (other than acid phloroglucinol) ...

Only two things I know about.

1: a method for making phloroglucinol preps semipermanent (Speer EO.
1987. Stain Technol. 62: 279).

2: lignin autofluoresces under UV light excitation (lots of refs); for
me, easily the quickest and easiest way to find/show the stuff.

Charley O'Kelly
Mad Phycologist

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