Q. 14.5( 13 Votes )

A transverse section of stem is stained first with safranin and then with fast green following the usual schedule of double staining for the preparation of a permanent slide. What would be the colour of the stained xylem and phloem?
A. Red and green

B. Green and red

C. Orange and yellow

D. Purple and orange

Answer :

Xylem functions as a conducting tissue for water so Xylem will be coloured red with safranin. And Phloem will be coloured green with fast green.

Hence the correct answer is option (a).

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