DAPI

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  • double stranded nucleic acid dye, associates with the minor groove of dsDNA, preferentially binds AT clusters
  • stains both live and dead cells
  • can be excited with a mercury-arc lamp or with the UV lines of the argon-ion laser
  • better photostability than Hoesht dyes
  • blue-fluorescent