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staining

The application of a liquid dye solution to a porous surface to impart color.
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EB dye was first reported by Gaff and Okong-O'Ogola as a vital stain for plant cells in 1971 [85].
Toluidine blue: Toluidine blue is a vital stain that binds to nuclear material and preferentially stains tissues with high rates of cellular proliferation.
Use of the vital stain Evan's blue demonstrated that, albeit in a small percentage ([menor que o igual] 5%), some TTC-unstained seeds were not dead but only dormant with germination potential given appropriate conditions.