Controlled silver-staining of nucleolus organizer regions with a protective colloidal developer: a 1-step method

Experientia. 1980 Aug 15;36(8):1014-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01953855.


A 1-step silver-staining technique, requiring only 2 min to perform, is described for the differential staining of nucleolus organizer regions. A protective colloidal developer is used to control the reduction of the silver.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cell Nucleolus / ultrastructure*
  • Colloids
  • Humans
  • Silver Nitrate
  • Staining and Labeling / methods*


  • Colloids
  • Silver Nitrate