Vital Staining of Bacteria by Sunset Yellow Pigment
Peng Gao, Chengming Sun, Yuxia Li, Xiaohua Zou, Xun Wu, Yan Ling, Caifu Luan, Huipeng Chen Pol J Microbiol 2017; 66 (1): ICID: 1234999 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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In this study, we describe a method for discriminating pathogenic bacteria with a dye. First, we determined that among several colours tested, the sunset yellow pigment easily coloured Escherichia coli bacteria yellow. Next, we demonstrated that E. coli O157:H7, Shigella flexneri O301, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis could all be well marked by sunset yellow pigment. Finally, we performed bacterial viability assays and found there was no effect on bacterial growth when in co-culture with sunset yellow. Our results suggest that sunset yellow is suitable pigment to dye microorganisms.