safranin O stain

safranin O stain

A stain for light microscopic evaluation of nuclear detail, and as a counterstain in gram stains, which fell into disfavour because of its chromatic instability. It may be used to identify cartilage, mucin and mast cell granules.
References in periodicals archive ?
(a) A representative image of safranin o and H&E staining of UC-MSCs seeded onto Orthoss granules and cultured for 3 weeks in the hypertrophic medium (Safranin O stain, A and D), osteogenic medium (H&E stain, B and E) or basal medium (H&E stain, C and F), respectively.