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Non EtBr DNA stain(s)

Robert Horton horton at molbio.cbs.umn.edu
Thu Jul 28 22:59:34 EST 1994

Richard Near (rocket1 at bu.edu) wrote:
: I am interested in DNA staining in gels *not* using ethidium\
: bromide.  I would be most interested in stains that are
: colorometric.  My motivation is that I would like to scan
: gels , rather than taking pictures.  Off the top of my head
: the only stain that comes to mind is methylene blue, but it
: is much less sensitive.  Any ideas from the bionet?

How about silver staining? (Never tried it myself, but I've heard it works)

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