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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.
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(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.
Safranin O stained
histology in the normal group (Figures 8(c) and 8(d)) showed a homogenous distribution of stain.