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Staining

Name: Staining
Description: Used in various techniques, staining is the artificial coloration of a substance that enhances the contrast of tissues, genes, cells, or microorganisms(etc.), to be viewed under the microscope. In biochemistry it involves adding a class-specific (DNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates) dye to a substrate to qualify or quantify the presence of a specific compound. Staining can serve the same purpose as fluorescent tagging. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
Super-category: Specimen preparation
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Created1 June 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionUsed in various techniques, staining is th Used in various techniques, staining is the artificial coloration of a substance that enhances the contrast of tissues, genes, cells, or microorganisms(etc.), to be viewed under the microscope. In biochemistry it involves adding a class-specific (DNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates) dye to a substrate to qualify or quantify the presence of a specific compound. Staining can serve the same purpose as fluorescent tagging. (Adapted from Wikipedia) orescent tagging. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
EditorialNoteBIRNLex should make use of OBO Flybase bioimaging (FBbi ontology) (see the EBI Ontology Browser), once it is available in OWL. Though we could use the OBO to OWL converts, this is problematic.
Idbirnlex_2107  +
LabelStaining  +
ModifiedDate3 September 2010  +
SuperCategorySpecimen preparation  +