What is the point of staining specimens when using microscopes?Watch
Depend which microscope. Light one does not require them, but it does increase contrast and man visible certain organelles that are transparent, while electron transmission needs it, since electron don't have light themselves and you wouldn't be able to see anything at all
Some light microscopes do require stains, such as Endospore and Gram stains.
I honestly don't know about the other ond