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Unformatted text preview: Other stain techniques seek to identify various bacterial structures of importance. For instance, a special stain technique highlights the flagella of bacteria by coating the flagella with dyes or metals to increase their width. Flagella so stained can then be observed. A special stain technique is used to examine bacterial spores. Malachite green is used with heat to force the stain into the cells and give them color. A counterstain, safranin, is then used to give color to the nonsporeforming bacteria. At the end of the procedure, spores stain green and other cells stain red....
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- Fall '07