Alternatives to Ethidium Bromide
Malexeyev at biost1.thi.tmc.edu
Tue Oct 31 17:21:28 EST 1995
In article <pnorton-0111950356090001 at norton1.jmc.tju.edu>,
pnorton at lac.jci.tju.edu (Pamela Norton) wrote:
> 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
> > gels. Can anyone suggest a cheap and safe alternative to ethidium bromide.
> > gels. Can anyone suggest an alternative to ethidium bromide which is
> > and reasonably inexpensive.
> What about methylene blue? Can anyone comment on the sensitivity and
> cost for routine use?
I wasn't overly impressed with sensitivity of methylene blue staining. It
is OK for preparative gels, but that is about all it is good for (in my
book). I would like to hear about positive impressions,too.
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