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Fig. 1 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 1

From: Evaluation of trypan blue stain in a haemocytometer for rapid detection of cerebrospinal fluid sterility in HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis

Fig. 1

Cryptoccocus yeasts stained with Trypan blue. a Image of heat killed Cryptococcus yeasts stained with trypan blue and visualized by light microscopy. The dead cells appear dark/black. b Image of Cryptococcus yeasts left at room temperature and stained with trypan blue. The live cells appear light/white. c Image of a patient’s CSF sample stained with trypan blue. There is a mixed population of dead and live cells. d Cryptococcus isolate grown on media containing SDA, chloramphenicol and trypan blue. The colonies appear dark blue. “Scale bar = 10 μm”

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