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Subject: Gram stain procedure; using different colored dyes

Date: Sun Feb 12 07:35:30 2006
Posted by tim
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Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 1139754930.Mi

Why are crystal violet and safranin used in the gram stain procedure? Can other 
basic dyes be substituted such as blue and yellow? Why or why not?

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