Fontana stain

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A stain used for melanin that relies on the melanin granules reducing ammoniacal silver nitrate to produce a black deposit. Argentaffin, chromaffin, and some other lipochrome pigments will also stain black.

http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/HISTHTML/STAINS/STAINS.html Useful resource on histological stains.

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