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fuchsin

(fyo͞ok`sĭn) or

magenta

(məjĕn`tə), bright red dyestuff consisting of the mixed hydrochlorides or acetates of rosaniline and pararosaniline. It is composed of small crystals possessing a brilliant green sheen; when dissolved they produce a red solution, which dyes animal fibers directly and vegetable fibers after mordanting. The solution is used in the textile and leather industries and as a stain in biology.

fuchsin

[′fyük·sən]
(organic chemistry)
C20H19N3 Brownish-red crystals, used as a dye or in the commercial preparation of other dyes, and as an antifungal drug. Also known as magenta; rosaniline.
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Final J2 and male populations were obtained from root system and soil; soil nematodes extracted from soil by modified Cobb's sieving method (Whitehead and Hemming, 1965) and root population (mature and immature females) from the root system stained by NaOCl- Acid Fuchsin method (Byrd et al.
Mycorrhizal researchers also selected acid fuchsin, cotton blue, chlorazol black E, and wheat germ agglutinin as the mycorrhizal stains, which are azo dyes and cannot be used as less-toxic replacements (Vierheilig et al.
They were then placed in acid fuchsin double stain for 5 minutes and then washed in 75% ethanol for about five minutes to remove the excess stain and begin the process of dehydration.
01% acid fuchsin (w/v) in solution of acid-glycerin-water (875mL lactic acid, 63mL glycerin, 63mL water) for one hour at 55[degrees]C.