Simple Stain

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.13 ∞

Means of increasing the contrast associated with a specimen during microscopy that involves the application of a single type of substance.

With a Simple Stain the specimen will be visible as a colorful object a bright background.

Simple staining employs especially basic dyes, i.e., for the sake of staining the specimen but not the background.

See also brightfield illumination but contrast with differential stain as well as negative stain.