I would recommand the fluorescent FUN-1 stain. Live cells show
orange-yellow staining and dead cells show yellow-green. You can obtain
this stain from Molecular Probes, Inc. Let me know how it works out for
Todd Hryciw <toddh at duke.usask.ca> wrote in article
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> Does anyone know of a good stain for staining dead cells? We're trying
> Evan's Blue right now, but is there something more appropriate?
> Also, what would be the definition of a dead cell? It seems to me that
> just because a cell cannot form a colony it might not be technically
> Thanks for your help,
> Todd Hryciw
> Dept. of Microbiology
> U. of Saskatchewan