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    Gram-stain of bacteria

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    Why are most microorganisms on the skin gram-positive? Describe the mechanism and process regarding gram-staining.

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    First thing you need to understand is the difference between the so-called Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.

    The Gram-positive bacteria are bacteria that are stained dark blue or violet by Gram staining. The Gram-negative bacteria on the other hand, cannot retain the crystal violet stain, and will ...

    Solution Summary

    A common staining technique in histology and microbiology is the Gram-stain. The solution talks about the mechanism regarding "why" a bacteria will stain as gram-positive and why those bacteria found on the skin tend to be gram-positive. The solution also provides a link for further reading on the subject.

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