Why methylene blue, a basic dye, can be used to stain cytoplasm, a basic structure? Why cytoplasm is basic and at the same time negatively charged? I am confused with the terms "basic dye" and "acidic dye". Is it true that a basic dye is positively charged? If so, why is cytoplasm which is negatively charged called basic materials? Could you please explain more on these?

Question

Why methylene blue, a basic dye, can be used to stain cytoplasm, a basic structure? Why cytoplasm is basic and at the same time negatively charged?

I am confused with the terms "basic dye" and "acidic dye". Is it true that a basic dye is positively charged? If so, why is cytoplasm which is negatively charged called basic materials?

Could you please explain more on these?

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Biology

Microbiology

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: Curare is a dangerous poison extract from plants that can block the binding site of Acetylcholine re...

A: The conditions which likely to diminish or completely prevent tension production are 1. Reduced chan...

Q: If there are 7 spermatogonium that will undergo cell division, how many primary spermatozoa will be ...

A: Spermatogenesis is the process of producing sperms from spermatogonium in the seminiferous tubules i...

Q: Where does the citric acid cycle take place in the cells of eukaryotic organisms?   Mitocho...

A: Eukaryotic cells contain various subcellular structures called cell organelles. These organelles are...

Q: 3. In dog coat color genetics, one gene locus, the A locus, has a dominant allele (AS, which gives h...

A: Labrador are of three coat colours, black, brown and yellow. Genetically most dominant colour is bla...

Q: What is a carcinoma in situ (CIS)? Edit View Insert Format Tools Table 12pt v Paragraph v d to searc...

A: Carcinoma in situ is a group of abnormal cells which have not spread beyond the place of their origi...

Q: What type of wine would be produced if the carbon dioxide was left to dissolve in the wine? Table Sp...

A: The dissolved CO2 gives a hint of tartness and freshness to the wine. It helps to improve the taste,...

Q: Explain the “great plate count anomaly.”

A: Microbiological culture is a method of multiplying microorganisms in lab conditions on growth media....

Q: Answer the questions

A: Cell is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known organisms. The cell organ...

Q: Mendel's second postulate states: When two different unit factors responsible for a characteristic a...

A: The three basic Mendel’s laws known as laws of inheritance are: Law of Dominance Law of Segregation...

Q: Which of the following organisms can use fermentation to produce energy? Select all that apply.  ...

A: Fermentation Fermentation is a kind of metabolic process that is performed by certain types of organ...

Q: please help me with this quickly

A: Biotechnology is a branch of biology, including the use of living organisms to produce products. Bas...

Q: In the experiment on herbivore insects consuming the leaves of oak trees (p. 22), describe how the r...

A: Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to th...

Q: please help me with this quickly

A: Sar1 is a protein that acts as a GTPase associated with COP2 coated vesicles. These COP2 coated vesi...

Q: How might understanding one level of ecological organization help us understand processes occurring ...

A: The branch of biology that deals with the relationship among various living organisms and with their...

Q: Choose correct statement relatively to the detrimental action of increased thyroid hormone productio...

A: Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid glands The thyroid hormones are thyroxine (T3) and trii...

Q: As water cools below 4°C, it expands and becomes less dense. Why is this beneficial to organisms liv...

A: A lake is an ecosystem that is a home for several animals, microorganisms, and plants.

Q: Enumerate the steps involved in testing a green leaf for the presence of starch.

A: Starch is a polysaccharide present in the plant. Starch consist of numerous glucose units joined by ...

Q: What is the major biological function of the Son-of-Sevenless (SOS) protein?

A: The name of this gene was based on the fact that the Sos protein it encoded was found to operate dow...

Q: What happens to molecules as temperature increases? What happens to molecules as temperature decreas...

A: Temperature effect on liquid can be explained through kinetic molecular theory.  

Q: anatomy which one is the answer?

A: Nerve cells or neurons are excitable cells of nervous system. A typical neuron consists of cell body...

Q: Hello can someone help me to fill in the chart using the webpage I'm proving thank you so much   htt...

A: NON-VASCULAR PLANTS-  They are those plants that are very small in size and do not have a conduction...

Q: An increase in PCO2 will result in which of the following? O a) An increased affinity between PO, an...

A: Haemoglobin oxygen dissociation curve is a sigmoidal curve. A shift of the curve to the right indica...

Q: Why is the oxygen we breath important for cellular respiration? Check all that apply.   ...

A: Cellular respiration is a cycle that all living things use to change over glucose into energy. Autot...

Q: What purpose does water services in the “Effects of Antiseptics & Disinfectants” lab? What did y...

A: Antiseptics are used on living organisms, such as human skin, to kill any microorganisms living on t...

Q: Which DNA-damage repair pathway uses the BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins?

A: BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that encode tumor suppressor proteins. Whenever a DNA is damaged these pro...

Q: How is the potential energy stored in ATP released?   breaking it down into ADP and ...

A: ATP molecule store potential energy in the form of high energy phosphate bond which connects the ter...

Q: Under normal conditions, the O(2)ER is about A. 10 percent B. 15 percent C. 20 percent D. 25 percent

A: The oxygen extraction ratio (O2 ER) is the proportion of the oxygen separated from the peripheral ti...

Q: please help me with this quickly

A: The sodium potassium pump, also known as the Na+/K+ pump or Na+/K+ ATPase, is a protein pump found i...

Q: Exon duplication of multiple alpha-helix coding domains is thought to be responsible for the origin ...

A: Vertebrates have spinal cord which remain surrounded by bone or cartilage. Mammals are vertebrate an...

Q: Which of the following are stages of electron transfer phosphorylation? Select all that apply.   ...

A: The electron transport system is involved in the ATP production high is the energy form utilized by ...

Q: Gregor Mendel knew that some traits could be closely associated. Mendel said that those traits were ...

A: Character is the feature of the organism. An inherited character and its detectable variant are know...

Q: Complete the table below

A: The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory and immune system. It includes large network of lymp...

Q: Why are deep ocean waters typically low in oxygen?

A: The biogeochemical cycle that leads to the interconversion of environmental carbon in different form...

Q: In what ways have humans altered ecological systems?

A: The ecosystem is the basic functional ecological unit in which living organisms interact among thems...

Q: . When a virus mistakenly picks up a segment of host bacterial DNA, packages it into a viral particl...

A: There are many methods of DNA transfer in bacteria such as transduction, conjugation and transformat...

Q: Which form of Retinoblastoma typically results in unilateral disease and exhibits 2-hit mutational k...

A: Retinoblastoma is a cancer that affects the eyes. It is specifically a cancer of retinal layer of th...

Q: In which type(s) of muscle cells does each cell have its own neuromuscular junction?               ...

A: As per the guidelines, first is answered. Cells called muscle fibres are composed of skeletal muscle...

Q: Which type of drug would be an antidote to atropinepoisoning?a. nicotinic agonistb. anticholinergicc...

A: Substance that is used to counteract the poisoning effect is called an antidote. Thus antidote exert...