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Gram Stain

Gram Stain

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 diplococci, gram positive pleiomorphic rods, gram positive rods, gram negative rods, gram negative diplococci and gram negative pleiomorphic rods.

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