The stain shown in the picture is an India Ink Stain

Capsule

→ The stain shown in the picture is an India Ink Stain.

→ This is called a negative stain.

→ India ink, along with other stains**,** used to determine gelatinous capsule of cell

→ A common application in clinical microbiology lab is to confirm morphology of the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcus which causes cryptococcal meningitis.