Floc stabilization for multiple microscopic techniques. Academic Article uri icon

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  • A nondestructive stabilization technique for the characterization of microbial flocs which permits the application of correlative microscopic techniques is described. Flocs embedded in agarose are retained in a porous, resilient medium which allows for the transport, staining, washing, and subsampling of the flocculated material directly within a plankton chamber with minimal or no destructive forces. A single agarose disc can be subdivided into numerous sections for analysis by several microscope types and associated techniques.


  • Droppo, Ian
  • Flannigan, DT
  • Leppard, GG
  • Jaskot, C
  • Liss, SN

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  • 1996