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The benefits of the negative stain include:

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  • No shrinkage or distortion of cells due to no heat fixing
  • Because the cells don't take up stain they don't get shrunk or distorted
  • One can more accurately determine cell size and shape because the cells stand out against the background
  • One can more accurately determine the cell size and shape because there is no shrinkage or distortion of cells
  • Negatively charged dyes are safer to work with than positively charged dyes.

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Negative staining is advantageous over regular basic staining since there is no harsh stain and heat fixing that can shrink or distort cells. Due to this, a person can accurately determine cell size and shape. Moreover, the dark-stained background provides an excellent contrast to view the sample clearer.

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