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methylene blue

SLForsburg susan_forsburg at qm.salk.edu
Thu Dec 7 10:24:29 EST 1995

I have no experience with methylene blue staining.  
However, would phloxin B help?  pombe folk use phloxin B (aka magdala 
red) to stain cells on plates;  it's a vital stain and the sicker 
the cells, the more slowly they get rid of it.  Therefore dead cells
are a deep red, healthy cells are pale pink, and those in between are
in between.  cerevisiae people dont usually use it and I dont
know if it works for Sc.  Phloxin B can be added to min or rich agar
(after it has cooled to 55*C).  We keep a 10mg/ml (2000x) stock in 
water, filter sterilized and foil wrapped.  


S L Forsburg                             
susan_forsburg at qm.salk.edu        
 "I don't speak for the Institute,         
 and the Institute doesnt speak for me."

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