Iodine in Gram staining

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Iodine in Gram staining

Post by kell » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:06 pm

can any1 tell me what is the function of iodine in the gram staining process?

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Post by Sepals » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:41 pm

I know but I can't tell you. It's probably on this site if not on like 10,000 other sites at least. Try google.
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Post by mkwaje » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:30 am

I agree with Sepals. Try searching for principles of gram staining, you'll probably even get illustrations. It's much easier to look for the answers rather than waiting for replies :P

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Post by nisanjlk » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:49 am

iodine acts as a mordant. it sets the stain

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Post by mkwaje » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:33 am

nisanjlk wrote:iodine acts as a mordant. it sets the stain


see what I mean Kell? The answers that may be posted may lead to more questions like what is a mordant and what does "sets the stain" mean? The answer by nisanjlk is perfectly correct though a bit more of explanation is in order. The best answer can be found by searching some more in the net :P Feel free to post if you still can't understand the principle and we'll clarify it for you.

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