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Differential fluorescent staining is an effective tool widely adopted for the visualization, segmentation and quantification of cells and cellular substructures as a part of standard microscopic imaging protocols. Incompatibility of staining agents with viable cells represents major and often inevitable limitations to its applicability in live experiments, requiring extraction of samples at different stages of experiment increasing laboratory costs. Accordingly, development of computerized image analysis methodology capable of segmentation and quantification of cells and cellular substructures from plain monochromatic images obtained by light microscopy without help of any physical markup techniques is of considerable interest. The enclosed set contains human colon adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells microscopic images obtained under various imaging conditions with different viable vs non-viable cells fractions. Each field of view is provided in a three-fold representation, including phase-contrast microscopy and two differential fluorescent microscopy images with specific markup of viable and non-viable cells, respectively, produced using two different staining schemes, representing a prominent test bed for the validation of image analysis methods.

Trizna Elena Y, Sinitca Aleksandr M, Lyanova Asya I, Baidamshina Diana R, Zelenikhin Pavel V, Kaplun Dmitrii I, Kayumov Airat R, Bogachev Mikhail I