Difference between revisions of "DNA dyes"

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== Dyes for DNA in agarose gel electrophoresis ==
 
== Dyes for DNA in agarose gel electrophoresis ==
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* [[ethidium bromide]] - traditional DNA stain
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* [[SYBR Green I]] -
  
 
== Dyes for DNA in fluorescent microscopy ==
 
== Dyes for DNA in fluorescent microscopy ==
  
 
== Binding mode ==
 
== Binding mode ==
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* intercalating: EtBr
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 05:07, 13 June 2014

DNA dyes stain deoxyribonucleic acid for laboratory purposes such as detection and quantification. Many DNA dyes also bind to RNA and could be more broadly described as nucleic acid stains. Common dyes included ethidium bromide (EtBr), esp. for agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA, and DAPI for staining the cell nucleus in fluorescent microscopy.

Dyes for DNA in agarose gel electrophoresis

Dyes for DNA in fluorescent microscopy

Binding mode

  • intercalating: EtBr

See also

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