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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 44 (1974)No. 4. (December), Pages 1310-1312

Methods for Staining Organic Matter in Marine Sediments

Robert B. Whitlatch, Ralph G. Johnson


Histologic stains can be employed to study the general chemical nature of organic particles in marine sediments. Procedures are outlined for using periodic acid-Schiff, mercuric bromphenol blue and Sudan Black B to stain carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids respectively.

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