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1
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What is the Gram staining result for fungi using the Hucker modification?

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• All fungi are reported as gram-positive.

2
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What is the primary dye used in the Hucker modification of Gram staining for fungi?

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• The primary dye is Crystal violet.

3
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What is the purpose of the mordant in this modification of Gram staining?

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• The mordant used is Iodine, which enhances dye retention.

4
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What is the decolorizer used in the Hucker modification of Gram staining?

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• Alcohol or acetone is used as the decolorizer.

5
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Which stain serves as the counter stain in this modification of Gram staining?

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• Safranin is used as the counter stain.

6
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What modification is made when applying Gram staining to fungi using ammonium oxalate?

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• When performing Gram staining on fungi
• Ammonium oxalate is incorporated into the Crystal violet dye to improve results.