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Dear Tech Support Team, Kindly advise if DRAQ5 and DRAQ7 are suitable for yeast. Thanks in advance foryour assistance and reply. Kind Regards,
Asked on Jan 10 2012
Thank you for your patience. I have now received the answer in regards to the use of DRAQ7 on yeast. Unfortunately the laboratory does not know neither whether it will work on yeast cells, due to the difference in the cell wall. I am very sorry therefore that we do not know about DRAQ7 suitability for staining of yeast. The laboratory's answer was: “At this time we have no direct experience with DRAQ7 for the detection of membrane-compromised yeast cells. However, I would assume it would work for the detection of such dead and damaged cells but the cell wall is a complication. - It would be possible to use it for fixed yeast cells and also to test for plasma membrane integrity of spheroplasts.” I am sorry for not being more helpful. Please do let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Answered on Jan 10 2012