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Can the CellBrite™ Cytoplasmic Membrane Dyes be used to track cell division in bacteria?

The CellBrite™ Cytoplasmic Membrane Dyes do not stain bacteria. The reactive CellBrite™ Fix dyes stain both gram positive and negative bacteria, while the MemBrite™ Fix dyes stain only gram positive bacteria, however we have not tested these dyes for cell division tracking in bacteria.

There is literature describing the use of CFSE to track bacterial cell division,  the ViaFluor® SE cell proliferation dyes are likely to work in a similar manner, but we have not tested this.

See our Cellular Stains Table for a comprehensive list of cellular stains with their ability to stain various cell types.

Category: CellBrite™ & MemBrite™ Membrane & Cell Surface Stains, Microbiology: Dyes for bacteria and yeast

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