Honness 發問於 科學及數學生物學 · 1 十年前

animal cell & plant cell

Why add methylene blue stain to watch animal cell under microscope?

And why add iodine solution to watch plant cell under microscope?

3 個解答

  • 1 十年前

    Lets get it straight. Many chemical compounds can be used to stain cells. Staining leads to higher contrast of the image observed under light microscope. Some stains also colourize the cell structure differently, so as to help you identify cell structure.

    Methylene blue is one of the component in Gram's stain and Wright's stain, it makes the nuclear more visible.

    Other stains, such as H&E stain (Hematoxyin and Eosin, stain nuclear component and cytoplasmid protein) and PARS stain (stains glycogen, glycoprotein and proteoglycans) are also very useful to stain animal cell, especially Pituitary cells.

    Here is a detailed list of various biological stains. It serves as a brief note for you.


  • 1 十年前

    Add those kind of solution can let student observed the structure of the cell and experiment result more clear under the microscope.

    資料來源: me^o^
  • 1 十年前

    to make the cells appear clear under the microscope.....