Electron Microscopy of the Ammoniacal Silver Reaction for Histones in the Erythropoietic Cells of the Chick

@article{Macrae1970ElectronMO,
  title={Electron Microscopy of the Ammoniacal Silver Reaction for Histones in the Erythropoietic Cells of the Chick},
  author={Edith K. Macrae and Gerald D. Meetz},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1970},
  volume={45},
  pages={235 - 245}
}
The product of the postformalin ammoniacal silver reaction, which has been claimed to distinguish lysine-rich from arginine-rich histones with the light microscope on the basis of a color difference, was examined in developing erythroid cells of chick bone marrow with the electron microscope. Stem cells and early erythroblasts exhibit no, or little, ammoniacal silver reaction product, while small basophilic erythroblasts, polychromatophilic erythrocytes, and reticulocytes exhibit an increasing… CONTINUE READING