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Microbiology

An array of stains and assays for microbiological organisms such as bacteria, yeast and viruses.

For bacteria, we offer viability assays, fluorescent gram stain kits, and nucleic acid stains.

For yeast, find viability assays and other stains.

Learn more about viability PCR using PMAxx™ or PMA, a fast, quantitative method to measure viability of the organisms in your sample.

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    Live-or-Dye™ Fixable Viability Staining Kits

    From: $65 Sizes: 50 assays, 200 assaysCatalog #: 32002-T, 32003-T, 32009-T, 32004-T, 32012-T, 32005-T, 32006-T, 32007-T, 32013-T, 32008-T, 32002, 32003, 32009, 32004, 32012, 32005, 32006, 32007, 32013, - 32008View allHide

    Live-or-Dye™ Fixable Viability Staining Kits stain dead cells during flow cytometry to allow dead cells with permeable plasma membranes to be excluded from analysis.

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    Live-or-Dye™ Fixable Viability Staining Kits stain dead cells during flow cytometry to allow dead cells with permeable plasma membranes to be excluded from analysis.

     

    ViaFluor® SE Cell Proliferation Kits

    From: $50 Sizes: Trial size (1 vial), Set of 10 vialsCatalog #: 30050, 30068, 30086, 30068-T, - 30086-TView allHide

    ViaFluor® SE Cell Proliferation Kits use amine-reactive dyes to covalently label the cell cytoplasm, and are used to monitor cell division by flow cytometry. The dyes also can be used to stably label cells to image cell morphology, or to track cell populations in mixed co-culture experiments. The labeling withstands fixation and permeabilization for immunostaining.

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    ViaFluor® SE Cell Proliferation Kits use amine-reactive dyes to covalently label the cell cytoplasm, and are used to monitor cell division by flow cytometry. The dyes also can be used to stably label cells to image cell morphology, or to track cell populations in mixed co-culture experiments. The labeling withstands fixation and permeabilization for immunostaining.

     

    Bacterial Viability and Gram Stain Kit

    From: $216 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 32001

    A convenient assay for distinguishing between gram-negative and gram-positive, as well as live versus dead bacteria.

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    A convenient assay for distinguishing between gram-negative and gram-positive, as well as live versus dead bacteria.

     

    Glo-Plate™ Blue LED Illuminator

    Sizes: EachCatalog #: E90004

    The Glo-Plate™ Blue LED Illuminator is a multi-functional blue LED light box. It can be used for photolysis of PMAxx™ or PMA in viability PCR. It is also an excellent way to develop the staining of gels stained with the visible blue DNA gel stain DNAzure®.

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    The Glo-Plate™ Blue LED Illuminator is a multi-functional blue LED light box. It can be used for photolysis of PMAxx™ or PMA in viability PCR. It is also an excellent way to develop the staining of gels stained with the visible blue DNA gel stain DNAzure®.

     

    Live Bacterial Gram Stain Kit

    From: $130 Sizes: 200 assays, 800 assaysCatalog #: 32000, - 32000-1View allHide

    The Live Bacterial Gram Stain Kit contains wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) conjugated to CF®594 to stain the surface of gram-positive cells with red fluorescence. The kit also includes DAPI to stain all bacteria.

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    The Live Bacterial Gram Stain Kit contains wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) conjugated to CF®594 to stain the surface of gram-positive cells with red fluorescence. The kit also includes DAPI to stain all bacteria.

     

    LysoView™ Dyes

    From: $40 Sizes: Trial size (10 uL), 50 uL, Trial size (1 vial), Set of 10 vialsCatalog #: 70058, 70061, 70061-T, 70058-T, 70059-T, 70059, 70067, 70067-T, 70066, - 70066-TView allHide

    LysoView™ dyes label lysosomes in live cells, and are available with blue, green, visible red, and far-red fluorescence. Far-red LysoView™ 650 is compatible with super-resolution imaging by STED and SIM. Note: LysoView™650 (70059 and 70059-T) is temporarily unavailable.

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    LysoView™ dyes label lysosomes in live cells, and are available with blue, green, visible red, and far-red fluorescence. Far-red LysoView™ 650 is compatible with super-resolution imaging by STED and SIM. Note: LysoView™650 (70059 and 70059-T) is temporarily unavailable.

     

    PMA (propidium monoazide) dye

    From: $136 Sizes: 1 mgCatalog #: 40013

    PMA (propidium monoazide) is a high affinity photoreactive DNA binding dye invented by scientists at Biotium for viability PCR of bacteria and other microorganisms.

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    PMA (propidium monoazide) is a high affinity photoreactive DNA binding dye invented by scientists at Biotium for viability PCR of bacteria and other microorganisms.

     

    PMA Dye, 20 mM in H2O

    From: $131 Sizes: 100 uLCatalog #: 40019

    PMA (propidium monoazide) dye is a DNA modifier invented by scientists at Biotium. It is a photo-reactive DNA-binding dye that is useful for determination of microbial viability by qPCR.

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    PMA (propidium monoazide) dye is a DNA modifier invented by scientists at Biotium. It is a photo-reactive DNA-binding dye that is useful for determination of microbial viability by qPCR.

     

    PMA Enhancer for Gram Negative Bacteria, 5X Solution

    From: $76 Sizes: 16 mLCatalog #: 31038

    PMA Enhancer for Gram Negative Bacteria was designed to improve PMA- and PMAxx™-mediated discrimination between live and dead gram-negative bacteria.

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    PMA Enhancer for Gram Negative Bacteria was designed to improve PMA- and PMAxx™-mediated discrimination between live and dead gram-negative bacteria.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – E. coli (uidA)

    From: $350 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31050, - 31050-XView allHide

    This kit contains primers for amplification of E. coli uidA gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of E. coli uidA gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – E. coli O157:H7 (Z3276)

    From: $350 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31037, - 31037-XView allHide

    This kit contains primers for amplification of E. coli strain O157:H7 Z3276 gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of E. coli strain O157:H7 Z3276 gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – Legionella pneumophila (mip)

    From: $350 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31053

    This kit contains primers for amplification of Legionella pneumophila mip gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of Legionella pneumophila mip gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – Listeria monocytogenes (hly)

    From: $324 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31051, - 31051-XView allHide

    This kit contains primers for amplification of Listeria monocytogenes hly gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of Listeria monocytogenes hly gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – Mycobacterium tuberculosis (groEL2)

    From: $324 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31034

    This kit contains primers for amplification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis groEL2 gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis groEL2 gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – Salmonella enterica (invA)

    From: $350 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31033, - 31033-XView allHide

    This kit contains primers for amplification of Salmonella enterica invA gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of Salmonella enterica invA gene, with reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA or PMAxx™, and perform 200 PCR reactions.

     

    PMA Real-Time PCR Bacterial Viability Kit – Staphylococcus aureus (mecA)

    From: $324 Sizes: 200 assaysCatalog #: 31036

    This kit contains primers for amplification of the methicillin resistance gene mecA, which confers methicillin-resistance in Staphyloccoccus aureus and other bacterial species. The kit includes reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.

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    This kit contains primers for amplification of the methicillin resistance gene mecA, which confers methicillin-resistance in Staphyloccoccus aureus and other bacterial species. The kit includes reagents sufficient to treat 80 bacterial cultures with PMA and perform 200 PCR reactions.