Safranin is a basic biological dye commonly used as a counter-stain in some of the staining protocols like gram staining.
Safranin is a cationic dye used in histology and cytology to distinguish and identify different tissues and cells. It is popular in medical research for staining acidic proteoglycan that is found in cartilage tissues, enabling researchers to analyze cell chondrogenesis. The safranin is employed as a counter-stain in endospore staining and Gram’s staining. It is mostly utilized for the identification of cartilage, mucin, and mast cell granules.
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