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Why Are Basic Dyes More Successful in Staining Bacteria Than Acidic Dyes?

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Basic dyes are more successful in staining bacteria than acidic dyes. The reason they are more successful is that basic dyes are able to use ionic interactions to bind. This includes eosin dyes.
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Because basic dyes are positvely charged while most surfaces of bacteria are negatively charged
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Almost all cells readily stain with a number of basic dyes due to the electrostatic attraction between negatively charged cellular molecules and the positive charge on the dye hence
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Because basic dyes are positively charged and the surfaces of most bacteria are negatively-charged.
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basic dyes are more effective for bacterial staining than acidic dyes because basic dyes have a positive charged chromogen. Bacterial nucleic acids and certain cell wall components
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