Cresyl Blue for Ascomycetes (Clemencon) – 10mL
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Cresyl Blue prep for ascomycetes (Clemencon, 1972)
This is a stock solution which can be diluted to give a working solution which will last a few weeks.
3-5 drops of stock solution can be added to 1mL of diluent (ideally water/20% glycerol). Soak sample in working solution for 4-5 minutes then apply a cover slip and squash.
This solution contains a lower concentration of Cresyl Blue than the Buyck formula (longer staining times are needed but the prepartion is cleaner). Also contains cellusolve.