What is the purpose of heat- fixing the smear?

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The purpose of heat-fixing the smear is prevent the microorganisms from being washed off the slide. This process is mostly done in biology. In rare cases, pharmaceutical companies will use this to see if a certain drug is working.
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It kills the bacteria makes them adhere to the slide and coagulates their protein for better staining.
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THe heat fixing makes the microbe/organism/bacteria adhere more on the slide.
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