bacteria staining

maddog madhura at
Tue Oct 13 07:35:59 EST 1998

ms swanson-

molecular probes has a reagent set which will differentially label viable vs. dead
bacteria. I forget which stains are used, but I believe it is based on metabolic
reduction of a fluorescent molecule by the live cells.


Debra L. Swanson wrote:

> Thanks to all who replied to my inquiry about cell staining, but,oops...What I
> REALLY need to know is a staining protocol that will differentiate viable
> bacteria from nonviable bacteria.
> Thanks again!
> Debra Swanson, Assistant Scientist
> Comparative Medicine
> University of Minnesota
> Minneapolis, MN  55455
> swans061 at

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