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Dibya Saha

I am currently in my 2nd year of BS-MS Dual degree course in basic sciences. I am pursuing my course in Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati. I am a textrovert, humorous and open-minded guy who fell in love with Biology. I guess that is enough to describe me.

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Safarin root tip stain

Safranin: Cheap Stain to Visualize Chromosomes

By Dibya Saha | March 5, 2018

As an undergraduate student, one of the first experiments I did was staining chromosomes in mitotically active onion root tip cells. The stains that are conventionally used for this purpose are acetocarmine or aceto-orcein (which smell like vinegar). However, the cost of these stains is quite high. Personally, I find safranin, which is another stain, more…

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