brilliant cresyl blue


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cres·yl blue

, cresyl blue brilliant (kres'il blū brĭl-yent), [C.I. 51010]
A basic oxazin dye used for staining the reticulum in young erythrocytes (reticulocytes); also used in vital staining and as a selective stain for gastric surface epithelial mucin and other acid mucopolysaccharides.

brilliant cresyl blue

A high-pH dye with affinity for nucleic acids, which is used in histology to delineate platelets, immature erythrocytes and Heinz bodies.
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Selection of developmentally competent immature equine oocytes with brilliant cresyl blue stain prior to in vitro maturation with equine growth hormone.
Developmental competence of heifer oocytes selected using the brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) test.
Preliminary study in immature canine oocytes stained with brilliant cresyl blue and obtained from bitches with low and high progesterone serum profiles.
Developmental competence of prepubertal goat oocytes selected with brilliant cresyl blue and matured with cysteamine supplementation.