Biotium offers a wide range of cellular stains, including dyes that stain specific cellular structures, and dyes that distinguish live cells from dead. See our complete selection of Cellular Stains.
Because not every dye will stain every cell type, this table provides a general guide for whether a dye can stain your organism of interest. Note: there may cell type differences that vary from the results shown in this table.
For most of the stains the following cell types were used:
Mammalian cells: HeLa
Yeast: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Gram+ bacteria: Staphylococcus epidermidis
Gram- bacteria: E. coli
Cell Stains in Various Organisms1. Internalizes to vacuolar membranes
2. Stains bud scars of budding yeast
3. Weak staining and not nuclear
4. Staining is not nuclear
5. Initially stains mitochondria, then redistributes to nucleus & cytoplasm
6. Dead cell specific but not nuclear
7. Stains live and dead cells
8. Not cytoplasmic, stains cell periphery
9. Staining is not lysosomal