Glowing Blue DNA Gels

Dr S T May lsrei at csv.warwick.ac.uk
Wed Apr 20 08:39:55 EST 1994


Just an observation...If you are taking polaroid pictures,
or the person before you has, and has left them face down
on the transilluminator for a while....
....then you can sometimes see the crusty areas showing
blue fluorescence.....or so I believe..I haven't tested
this exhaustively :)...I take it this is a product of the
corrosive developer gunk (or its reaction to whatever
other nasties end up on the face of the trans/r...)
Cleaning the tr/r with water or ethanol works well :)
Sean




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