why is aceto carmine used while performing mitosis experiment?

acetocarmine is used as a stain so as to make the cells undergoing mitosis clearly and closely visible for simplified observation and study of cell mitosis.

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To stain chromosomes so that they can be easily visible and we can see them morphology, structure and ofcourse count their number too at metaphase and anaphase.
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Acetocarmine is a DNA specific stain , so that  the super coiled chromosomes during different stages of mitosis present in the Onion root tip cells can be visualized perfectly.
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Acetocarmine binds to nucleoprotiens of chromatin so the division of nucleic material is easily visible.
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Acetocarmine does not stop the process of mitosis in the root tip. So it can be used to stain rather using safranin because it may stop the process of mitosis.
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The genetic information of all organisms resides in the individual DNA molecules or chromosomes. ... The super coiled chromosomes during different stages of mitosis present in the onion root tip cells can be visualized by treating with DNA specific stains, like Feulgen stain and Acetocarmine stain.
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To stain chromosomes so that they can be easily visible and we can see them morphology, structure and ofcourse count their number too at metaphase and anaphase.
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