Hoffman's violet and dahlia as specific stains for animal chromosomes.

@article{Dutt1979HoffmansVA,
  title={Hoffman's violet and dahlia as specific stains for animal chromosomes.},
  author={Mihir K. Dutt},
  journal={Microscopica acta},
  year={1979},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={293-7}
}
The paper deals with staining of the chromosomes of animal testicular materials with two basic dyes, Hoffman's violet and dahlia of the triphenylmethane group, following iodine-dye procedure. The important finding, as presented herein, is that iodinated alcohol after staining can be substituted with various acids, both organic as well as inorganic, all of which act as trapping agent preventing leaching of the dye that binds with the chromosomal DNA. It is clear from this study that RNA is not… CONTINUE READING