Alternatives to Ethidium Bromide

Pamela Norton pnorton at lac.jci.tju.edu
Wed Nov 1 03:56:09 EST 1995


In article <1100 at kiwi.ukc.ac.uk>, gwp1 at ukc.ac.uk (G.W.Phillips) wrote:

> we are currently seeking a n alternative method for visualizing DNA in agarose
> gels. Can anyone suggest a cheap and safe alternative to ethidium bromide.
> gels. Can anyone suggest an alternative to ethidium bromide which is not toxic
> and reasonably inexpensive.
> 


   What about methylene blue? Can anyone comment on the sensitivity and
cost for  routine use?

         Pam Norton

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Pamela A. Norton, Ph.D.          Assistant Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA 19107           p_norton at lac.jci.tju.edu



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