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a stain for living cells?

Rosie Redfield rosie.redfield at zoology.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Aug 21 10:07:10 EST 2000


I'm trying to grow Chilomonas (a cryptomonad) on agar plates.
Unfortunately the cells are
colourless, making any colonies that might arise very difficult to

Does anyone know of a dye that would bind to the cells without 
them?  I'd like to add such a dye to the agar to make small
accumulations of cells more visible.



  Dr. Rosemary J. Redfield	redfield at interchange.ubc.ca    |  either
     rosie.redfield at zoo.ox.ac.uk      |  will work fine.

  On sabbatical until July 2001 at:
           Dept. of  Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford UK OX1 3PS
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