Bouin's fixative

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Bouin's fixative

A picric-acid-based compound, which is the fixative of choice for testicular biopsies. It is little used in practice, as it must be removed from tissue before staining with basic dyes and causes DNA methylation, compromising PCR-molecular diagnostics.
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Then, as stated above, the paired testes were weighed, and the testes and androgenic glands were fixed in Bouin's fluid. A simultaneous control group received only physiological saline in 100 [mu]l doses.
After the podia had detached themselves, the coverslips were soaked in Bouin's fluid and prepared for SEM by critical-point drying.
The effects of 10% formalin saline, Carnoy's fluid, Zenker's fluid, Helly's fluid and Bouin's fluid on the staining ability of the dye extracted from Morinda lucida on tissue sections were studied.
SUMMARY: The effect of the fixatives: 10% formol saline, Carnoy's fluid, Zenker's fluid, Helly's fluid and Bouin's fluid on the staining ability of the extracts of Pterocarpus osun (P.