Alternatives to Ethidium Bromide

Pamela Norton pnorton at
Wed Nov 1 03:56:09 EST 1995

In article <1100 at>, gwp1 at (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

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

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