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HOME > Protocols > Media and Reagents > Recipe for 5% Malachite Green

Recipe for 5% Malachite Green

  1. Dissolve the following in 10ml of distilled water
    • 0.5g Malachite green
  2. Stir until crystals are mostly dissolved (~20-30 minutes)
  3. Filter to remove residual crystals

Malachite green is a relatively weakly binding dye for staining bacterial spores. A decolorizer is not necessary for this dye.

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