Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 309–312 | Cite as

Permanent slides after detection of starch grains with lugol’s solution

  • J. Kutík
  • K. Beneš
Brief communication


For the detection of starch in paraffin sections of FAA fixed root tipa of pea and maize the Lugol’s solution of suitable constitution and proper dilution was tried. JJK containing solution of arabic gum was proved as a mounting medium preserving the resulting colour. A procedure is given combining the application of JJK with alcian blue staining.


Starch Paraffin Section Mount Medium Alcian Blue Staining Permanent Slide 


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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kutík
    • 1
  • K. Beneš
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencePraha 6Czech Republic

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