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Julia BecerraMIC 201 LDaniel MillerApril 19 2018Lab 2 Discussion: Simple StainingSimple staining uses a single basic dye to view the cells and shows thegeneral morphology, shape and arrangement of cells being viewed. Stainingto view cells is helpful because most microorganisms are colorless, it allowsus to enhance the visual representation of microorganisms. In this lab weused two different microorganisms,Escherichia coli and Staphylococcusaureus.Using the dye, crystal violet, we were able to stain bothmicroorganisms purple allowing students to view the microorganisms usingoil immersion. To complete this experiment correctly, aseptic techniqueneeded to be used.For this part of the lab, correct aseptic techniqueincluded working under a flame and using heat to dry to the microorganism.Simple staining is useful for future careers in laboratories and is also usefulto identify the morphology of different microorganisms.