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Russian scientists have found a way to paint extremophiles without killing them

Members of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Russian University of Chemical Technology and the Institute of Complex Systems of the Research Centre of Jülich (Germany) found that fluorescent dyes used on for some cell organelles are also suitable for lifetime marking of microorganisms living in extreme conditions. This will help to study archaea and bacteria, which can process toxic waste, more efficiently. A scientific article describing the results of the work has been published in the Scientific Reports.
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Many archaea and some bacteria are able to live in unusual conditions: at extremely high temperatures, increased pressure, a significant concentration of salts in the water. Such microorganisms are called extremophiles.

However, it is not easy to find and study such bacteria and archaea. Most dyes used for cells of «ordinary» microorganisms do not work at increased salinity or high temperature.

The researchers found that the dye Mito Tracker, which is used for colouring the mitochondria, is suitable for extremophiles. It stains bacteria and archaea, while leaving them alive.

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