carbolfuchsin

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carbolfuchsin

[‚kär‚bäl′fyük·sən]
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A solution of fuchsin, phenol, alcohol, and water; used as a stain in the identification of bacteria.
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8%) [4] and carbol fuchsin are recommended primarily for anaerobes and other weakly staining Gram-negative rods that are poorly demonstrated with safranin.
A few Gram negatives tend to stain faintly with safranin and are more effectively demonstrated using an alternate counter-stain, such as basic fuchsin or carbol fuchsin.
They were stained with Kinyoun's carbol fuchsin modified acid-fast stain and examined by oil immersion microscopy.
The primary stain for this technique is carbol fuchsin, and the secondary stain is malachite green while the molecular basis of Gimenez staining remains to be determined, it is known that the basic dye carbol fuchsin is retained by the acid fast bacteria, typically mycobacteria, which have a complex envelope composed of glycolipids and glycopeptido lipids (16).