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Offline NScott

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Acidulated-water and the Warthin-starry technique.
« on: January 19, 2015, 05:18:51 PM »

What purpose does acidulated water play in the Warthin-starry technique?

Acidulated-water and the Warthin-starry technique.
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Re: Acidulated-water and the Warthin-starry technique.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 04:32:39 AM »
The ph of 4 is needed for the developement of the silver-deposits.
My personal assumption: Spirochetes are catalase- and oxidase-positive. At pH 4 catalase works best. There is a relationship between the enzyme, hydrochinon and silvernitrate, that leads to silver-deposits.
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Re: Acidulated-water and the Warthin-starry technique.
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