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SIQUEIRA, Luiz Fernando de Góes; ALMEIDA, Regina Gomes de  and  BELDA, Walter. Tinctorial behavior of Mycobacterium leprae: a historical review. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1983, vol.17, n.4, pp.297-315. ISSN 1518-8787.

A historical review was made of the dyes utilized to identify the Mycobacterium leprae. The chemical composition and the tinctorial properties of these substances and the dye assimilation capacity of the bacilli were analyzed.

Keywords : Mycobacterium leprae; Dyes; Bacillus [stains and staining].

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