calcofluor white stain


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calcofluor white stain

a nonspecific fluorochrome stain that binds to cellulose and chitin in cell walls of fungi, Pneumocystis jiroveci cysts, and parasites. It is used to detect these organisms in clinical specimens.

calcofluor white stain

A fluorescent stain used in microbiology to highlight fungi, including species of Pneumocystis.
See also: stain

calcofluor white stain

used to produce fluorescence of fungal elements for ultraviolet microscopy.
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