MarkerGene™ Live:Dead Bacterial Viability Assay Kit

Product ID: M1891

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This kit utilizes two highly-specific, ultrasensitive fluorescent reagents to quickly and easily assess the percentage of live and dead cells within a bacterial culture.

The ability to measure the viability of a bacterial culture has importance in many aspects of microbiology. Whether dealing with uncharacterized species or pathogenic strains, the ability to measure the effects of different media or drug treatments on bacterial survival is highly advantageous in advancing knowledge of these organisms. This assay kit contains all of the reagents for testing up to 100 samples including dead cell controls.

Technical Data
SKU M1891
Unit Size 1kit
Detection Method Fluorescence

References and Citations


  • Fuller ME, Streger SH, Rothmel RK, Mailloux BJ, Hall JA, Onstott TC, Fredrickson JK, Balkwill DL, DeFlaun MF.(2000) “Development of a vital fluorescent staining method for monitoring bacterial transport in subsurface environments.” Appl Environ Microbiol. 66(10):4486-96
  • Kaprelyants AS, Kell DB.(1992) "Rapid Assessment of Bacterial Viability and Vitality by Rhodamine 123 and Flow Cytometry." J Appl Bacteriol 72: 410.
  • Barer MR, Harwood CR. (1999) “Bacterial viability and culturability.” Adv Microb Physiol. 41:930-137.
  • Breeuwer P, Abee T.(2000) “Assessment of viability of microorganisms employing fluorescence techniques.” Int J Food Microbiol. 55(1-3):193-200.
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