The CellBrite® Cytoplasmic Membrane Dyes do not stain bacteria. The reactive CellBrite® Fix dyes stain both gram-positive and gram-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.View more FAQs