|BASIS OF COMPARISON
|This method uses only one stain.
|This method uses more than one stain.
|It imparts only one color to all bacterial cells.
|It imparts two or more colors to bacterial cells.
|It reveals the size, shape and arrangement of bacterial cells.
|It reveals the size, shape and arrangement of bacterial cells. It differentiates two groups of bacterial.
|Methyl blue staining
|Gram’s staining method, Acid fast staining method etc.