What is it about?
M'Fadyean's staining method is a simple way to identify anthrax bacilli in the blood of an animal that may have died from anthrax. In this new variant, azure B is used instead of the original dye, methylene blue, which did not always provide reliable metachromatic (reddish) coloration of the capsules of the organisms.
Why is it important?
This is a simple, inexpensive method, well suited to those countries in which anthrax is still a common disease.
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This page is a summary of: A simple, reliable M'Fadyean stain for visualizing the Bacillus anthracis capsule, Journal of Microbiological Methods, March 2013, Elsevier,
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