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Giemsa stain

Giemsa is generically useful stain for chromosomes and for whole cells. Giemsa stain concentrations are generally listed in percent values and refer to dilutions of the stock solution listed below, which is defined as 100%.

Note: making giemsa stain solution from the powdered dyes (as described below) is a big hassle and tough to do well due to solubility issues. It is much easier to buy the stain commercially in solution already at 1% w/v. This solution is "100%" (as described below).

Making giemsa stock solution from powered dyes (not recommended):


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