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Gram Stain

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This module provides a description of gram staining including the purpose, the mechanism, the components, the methods and the interpretation of gram staining. This site also includes a step-by-step list of how to do a gram stain. Furthermore, there is a simulation that allows students to practice gram staining. During this simulation, one can view his or her example under the microscope as well as view actual slides of gram positive cocci in clusters, gram positive cocci in chains, gram positive... More
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Material Type: Simulation
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Date Added to MERLOT: September 14, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 03, 2013
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Submitter: Jim Bidlack
Keywords: cocci, gram stain, rods, gram positive, gram negative


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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