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Dibya Saha

Dibya studied a BS-MS Dual degree course in basic sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Tirupati.

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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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